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MMER 2008 • VOL 76 • NO 


Aiiistanl Vice President jor Communicdtiom 
(itTjId S. Cohen 

Ihrecior of Alutnni Relations 
Heck)' Hramer "qi Deilrtck 


Victori-i Kidd, Assislanl Director, 

Advjnccnu-nt Cnninmnicjtions 

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Jtuii Swarlz, AdiTiini>trjtivi- As^isLinl, 

Alvimni Relations 

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Nick Stephenson, 

Crt'.itjve Sctriccs Managtr 

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4 After Three Decades, 
John Strangfeld Is Perched 
atop the Rock 

8 Talkln"BoutTheir Generation 

12 Solving the Big, Big Problems 


2 The First Word 

3 Forum 

16 The 'Grove 

Q&A • Syllabus ■ Forward Ihinking 

20 Scoreboard 

22 People & Places 

25 Campaign News 

31 Alumni Notes 

Message Board ■ Snapshots 
Wedding Alburn ■ Deaths 


46 Susquehanna 150 
49 End Notes 

Teaching and learning in 
Post Soviet Russia 

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V O I, 7 6 • N O 3 

Solving the Big, 
Big Problems 

Sajtteits-aral faculty explois 

quantum informaiofi ifieof^ 


Mathemafles'tegarch E^neruces 

for lindergrsdjjates (R£U}, functed 

by a grim tofnttie National 

Science pQundatlon. 

After Three Decades, 

John Strangfeld is 

Perched atop the Rock 

John Strangfeld '75, vice chair of 

Susquehanna's Board ofTrusiees, discusses his 

lourney to the top of Prudential Financial 


(iPiienitionY, Ihesii wilknl Miik'niiMl 
generation, is slightly larger than ewn 
the nnassive post- World War II Baby 
Boomer generation. And even their 
closest generational cousins. Gen Xeis, 
are often as puzzled by them as the 
Baby Boomers. 

The First Word 

By L. fay Lemons, President 

gciiam »\ conmencemtnt in May, 

In Gtticr woitlSk Susquehannd Is a place 

vyftiere studenis gel a face-to face 

eduQtior marked by opportunities for 

growth outskfe the classroom, both on 

and off campus, which leads them to 

career and graduate school succm 

On September i, 1858, a parade marchea 
through Selinsgrove to a wheat field on the 
edge of town where a foundation had been 
constructed. TherCj amid much ceremony and 
celebration, a cornerstone was laid, ushering 
in the birth of the institution that would 
become Susquehanna University. 

Today, in the year of our 
^^^^^ sesquicentennial celebra- 
tion, we look forward to 
beginning the next 150 
^M ^^ years in the life of this 
J I great institution. We do so 

™ "^ with enhanced academic 

programs and a revamped 
central curriculum that will 
broaden and deepen our 
students' cross-cultural 
knowledge and understand- 
ing, and help them prepare 
for lives of achievement, 
leadership and service. 

Two years ago, the 
university, working with 
its Board of Trustees, 
designed a plan to improve 
Susquehanna's name 
recognition and reputation. 
The anecdotal evidence 
suggested that we were 
not telling our story in a 
way that was compelling 
enough. We knew that the 
caliber of students who 
attended our institution 
was top-notch, and it was 
continuing to improve. We 
knew that the attention 
our students received from 
our talented faculty and 
the high percentage of students who gradu- 
ated from Susquehanna in four years ready 
to either join the workplace or continue their 
education were second to none. Yet even close 

to home, our story was not being heard as well 
as it should have been. 

To address these concerns, Susquehanna 
partnered with the Midwest research firm 
Stamats to better understand the perceptions 
of Susquehanna among a variety of con- 
stituencies, including prospective students, 
current students and alumni. The research 
validated some of the things we thought about 
ourselves and revealed a set of attributes that 
defines a Susquehanna education. Three over- 
arching themes emerged: excellent academics, 
total collegiate experience and successful 
outcomes. Underlying these themes was 
the sense that Susquehanna is a friendly, 
collaborative and inclusive community led 
by passionate faculty mentors. In other words, 
Susquehanna was perceived as a place where 
students get a face-to-face education marked 
by opportunities for grovrth outside the class- 
room, both on and ofiF campus, which leads 
them to career and graduate school success. 

To convey these distinctions, Susquehanna 
embarked on development of a new integrat- 
ed communications plan and visual identity 
campaign to better distinguish us among 
national liberal arts colleges. One of Stamats' 
suggestions was that since our name is distinc- 
tive, we might consider ways of embracing 
its unique visual and alliterative qualities. 
The results are evident in this publication, 
redesigned to reflect a new visual identity 
and a commitment to expanded storytelling 
that highlights the university's distinctions. 

With the new look you see in the magazine, 
we sought not only a treatment pleasing to the 
eye, but one that also underscores our connec- 
tion to our namesake, the Susquehanna River, 
which loosely translated means "the river of 
long reach." The new design includes a new 
rendering of our name and a new name for 
the magazine. The wordmark (viewed at right) 
has a distinct "Qi" representing a water current. 
In addition, the magazine makes use of an 
expanded color palette and new typefaces that 

2 ■ Susquehanna Currents • summer looS 

Letters from the Susquehanna Community 

modernize the university's visual identity. The 
title of the magazine, Susquehanna Currents, 
evokes both the beautiful river and our hope 
that this new pubLcation will keep our loyal 
alumni and friends apprised of our dynamic 
and beloved institution. 

Today, more than 1,000 students from 30 
states and 12 countries call Susquehanna home. 
Witliin the next few years, our goal is to contin- 
ue to achieve modest growth. During that time, 
we will implement our new central curriculum 
and build a new state-of-the-art science center, 
designed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green 
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and 
Environmental Design (LEED) certification 

criteria. You'll read all about these and other 
great initiatives in this and future issues of the 
magazine, which includes expanded feature 
articles and sections highlighting academics 
and Susquehanna people. So it is, without 
further ado, that I proudly present you with 
the new Susquehanna Currents magazine. ^' 



SUMMER 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 3 

Susquehanna Currents ■ summer 2008 







By Gerald S.Cohen 

Pliototi^llKji Antony 


John Strang fel.o's conference mom on the i+th floor 
of the Prudential building in New^irk, N.J., is expansive. To the 
south, he can see Prudential Center, the new entertainment 
and sports arena complex that opened in October as the 
centerpiece of the city's revitalization project. 

Emblazoned on the broad rooftop of the arena, in bright 
blue letters visible to passengers on their descent to Newark 
Liberty International Airport, is the Prudential logo with the 
signature Rock of tiibraltar that has served the company so 
reliably for more than no years. The naming opportunity, 
which cost Prudential S105.3 million, is the most recent 
example ot the company's support for its hometown. 

Directly below is Broad Street, the city's main artery. In the 
late 1960s, after riots ravaged Newark, the biggest commercial 
occupants began their flight to the suburbs and beyond. But 
Prudential stayed put. It remained Newark's most reliable 
corporate citizen, a financial bulwark in a struggling 
community, the rock that stood firm in its host city. And now 
the streets are alive again, as shoppers bustle along with an air 
of confidence and optimism. 

Strangfeld '75, Prudential's new chairman and chief 
executive oBicer, is a Newark boo.ster. The city is one of his 
many causes, another possibility for making a difference. The 
once struggling and unremarkable city now seems poised for 
greatness. And like the city that Prudential calls home, 
Strangfeld, who now seems destined for greatness, will tell 


you that his life was once pretty 
unremarkable, too. 

Strangfelb, vice chairman of 
Susquehanna's Board of Trustees, 
grew up in Baltimore and later moved 
to Chatham, N.J., about 14 miles from 
where he now works. He describes 
his upbringing with his two sisters and 
a brother as "suburban" and suggests 
nothing exceptional about it. He did not 
play sports, was not a class officer and his 
foray into the arts was limited to the 
trumpet, which he briefly considered as 
a major when he went to college. "My 
experience was that I graduated in the 
middle of my high school class, I had 
respectable board scores, pretty average 
grades and not a lot of clarity as to what I 
wanted to do," he says, "It s not that I was 
lazy; I just didn't have a lot of clarity." 
He was raised with good values by 
parents who are accomplished individu- 
als with many interests and hearts full 
of charity and kindness. His father is an 
amateur actor who has performed for 
the Jast 60 years in comic Gilbert and 
Sullivan productions in both Baltimore 
and Ridgewo.od, N.J. Strangfeld's father 
once caught the eye of a New York Times 
drama criticj, who referred to him as 

"old rubber face" because of his ease in 
putting on dramatic facial expressions. 
Strangfeld's mother was a nurse. Late 
in life she decided to go back to school 
to get the college degree she always 
wanted but never had the time to pursue. 
She enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson 
University, where at age 71 she earned a 
bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in 
women's studies. 

For a number of years they raised 
foster children. Soon after the fall of 
Saigon, they took in a Vietnamese 
family who lived with the Strangfelds 
for more than a year. They also raised 
Seeing Eye puppies, and today they 
rescue Seeing Eye retirees. 

When it was time for Strangfeld to 
spread his wings, he set his sights on 
Susquehanna. His choice was pragmatic 
and uncomplicated — he had under- 
graduate friends who spoke well of the 
school, and he felt comfortable when he 
visited. The school's small size appealed 
to him because he believed he would not 
get lost or overwhelmed. 

Strangfeld did not exactly set the 
world on fire during his first months 
on campus. When he went home for 
winter break, his GPA was around 1,3 or 
1,6 — he can't remember exactly. What 
he does remember, though, is that his 
first-semester grades spawned an epipha- 
ny of sorts. "It dawned on me that having 
graduated at the middle of my class in 
high school and having such a modest 
GPA, I was not on a trajectory for great 
success," he says with understatement. 
"And it wasn't going to quite line up with 
my aspirations to be something in life." 

It was a choice that some might 
think was a little counterintuitive, 
because instead of going with his 
strength, he went with his weakness. 

So Strangfeld embarked on an experi- 
ment. He would go to the library every 
school night, Sunday through Thursday, 
and stay until he was the last one there. 
During those hours he would seriously 
book it — no socializing, no goofing off 

If at the end of the semester the effort 
paid off" with good grades, he would 
make the library routine a habit. But 
if it didn't pay off, he would go back 
to his usual routine. 

Strangfeld calls the results of the 
experiment "self-reinforcing." He learned 
something very basic about himself. 
"What I found is that there v/as an 
enormously high correlation between 
the amount of effort I put in and the 
outcome." By simply applying himself, 
he discovered that he could pretty much 
accomplish whatever he wanted. 

The experiment turned into a full- 
time preoccupation. He socialized on 
weekends and held a weekend job as an 
assistant cook in his fraternity house. But 
on weeknights he was a study grunt. He 
could feel he was on a roll and nothing 
was going to stand in his way. Although 
the '70s were turbulent times on college 
campuses, with anti-war demonstrations 
and widespread rejection of authority, 
Strangfeld says he remained focused on 
his work. "For me, I found I needed to 
be single purposed. My focus was on 
how good an education I could get and 
how good my grades could be so that I 
could parlay that into the next move. 
My belief was that I had to be myopic. 
I had the appearance of the time, with 
the long hair and all that jazz, but I was 
more of a conformist." 

After his first semester, Strangfeld 
says he rarely earned less than an A- He 
graduated in the top 15 of his class. To 
this day, he credits the professors who 
took an interest in him for his success. 
Primarily because of the opportunity 
SU gave him during this 
period, he remains deeply 
loyal to the school, donating 
many hours out of his busy 
life to serve as a trustee. 
And the take-home lesson 
for him, one that is now 
deeply Ingrained in his psyche, is that 
hard work pays off. 

Long before the sun rises, Strangfeld 
is up. He allows that he never needed 
much sleep — except when he was in 

6 ■ Susquehanna Currents • summer 1008 

college. Four days a week, before dawn, 
he's at work with a personal trainer 
doing Pilates, strength conditioning 
and cardiovascular exercises. The 
remaining three days of the week he 
works out on his own. He and his 
daughter, a high school student, do 
power yoga together every Sunday, 

"If you're in this for the marathon 
and not the sprint, which I am, you 
have to find the balance between the 
intellectual demands of work and your 
physical soundness," he says. "I see 
them as highly interconnected. And 
I think I'm in better shape today than 
I ever have been." 

Strangfeld acknowledges that he is a 
little bit obsessive. At age 37, while work- 
ing for Prudential in England, he took up 
horseback riding. In the beginning, the 
riding was a way to connect with his son 
and daughter. He wanted them to see 
him struggling as he learned something 
new, and he wanted them to see the 
rewards of being focused. The riding 
was also a way to spend more time 
with his children, something he had 
to consciously attend to as his work 
demands increased. His kids were okay 
with riding but eventually lost interest. 
Not Strangfeld. He got hooked and 
began riding competitively. For the 
next 10 years he developed his skills 

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and became a very accomplished 
equestrian, winning awards in dres- 
sage, show jumping and cross country 
competitions. But three years ago, after 
one of his horses died in a high-speed- 
competition accident, Strangfeld quit, 
just like that. He had difficulty getting 
over losing the horse. It also occurred 

to him that jumping at high speeds over 
fixed objects was a risky proposition for 
a guy who could no longer devote the 
time needed to training. 

Today he compensates in other ways. 
He enjoys his time at a beach home, 
where he and his wife of more than 15 
years, Mary Kay, escape for private time. 
He squeezes whatever he can into the 
days that are never long enough, making 
sure that he reserves time to watch his 
daughter's high school cross country 
and skiing competitions, as he did with 
his son's sports years earlier. The pace 
is hectic, but one gets the sense that 
everything has gone according to plan. 

By the time Strangfeld left 
Susquehanna, his career compass was 
firmly set on a life in financial services. 
His next move would take him to the 
Darden School of Business at the 
University of Virginia. It was a choice 
that some might think was a httle 
counterintuitive, because instead of 
going with his strength, he went with 
his weakness. At Susquehanna, where 
Strangfeld was a finance major, he was 
the long-haired kid in the back of the 
class. He rarely participated in classroom 
discussion but usually aced the exam. 
"I suspect a few faculty members might 
have wondered. Who is this guy and is 
someone else taking his tests?" he says. 
The Darden School^ on the other hand, 
placed a premium on written and oral 
communications skills— both of which 
Strangfeld considered his Achilles heel. 

His choice also confronted him 
with another obstacle; Darden rarely 
admitted students fresh out of under- 
graduate school. That meant Strangfeld 
essentially had to talk himself into the 
place and convince them that this was 
an experiment worth taking. He did, and 
it worked. "Their initial response was 
we'd like you to come, but we prefer you 
wait and go do something for a couple of 
years. I said if you are going to insist on 
that, I am going to go somewhere else." It 
wasn't exactly a bluff, but it was probably 
a little bit audacious. 

In the end, Strangfeld's experience 
at Darden was pretty much what he 

STRANGFELD, Continued On page }0 



Age: 54 

Umtergiaduate: Susquehanna '75> 
iS. in business administration 

Graduate: University of Virginia '77, 

Joined Prudential In i9j7 

Held various posttions In 
San Frandsco, IMnneapdisamI 
New Yoilt City Infore going to London 
in 1989 to run the company^ European 
investment activities 

Served as chairman and CEO of 
Prudential Securities from October 1000 
to July 2003 

S«^wd as CEO of Prudential Investment 
Management from October 1998 to 
April 2002 

Served as executive vice president of 
Prudential Financial from February 1001 
to August 2002 

Elected vice dialrman of Prudential 
Financial In August 2002, served 
through 2007 

Became CEO of Prudential Financial inc. 
in January 2008 and diairman of the 
board in May 2008 

Met wife, Mary Kay, at Prudential and 
has been married since 1980; son (Matt) 
age 24; daughter (Kate] age 18 

Nonprofit associations: vice chair, Board 
of Trustees, Susquehanna University; 
member, Board of Trustees, The Darden 
School Foundation, University of 
Virginia; Jazz at Lincoln Center 

— Brian Savard '08 

You might b« a 
Baby Boomer if you 

• had a black-and-white TV 
growing up, 

remember where you were when 
John F. Kennedy was killed, 

• watched the first moon landing 
on television, 

< ever used a library card catalogue, 

• waited in gas lines during the 
OPEC oil embargo, 

• watched the last episode of 

• had an LP collection. 

8 • Susquehanna Currents • summer ioo 

You might be a 
Millennial if vnii 

• prefer using Instant Messenger 
and text messaging to e-mail, 

• used a computer before the 
age of 10, 

• had a cell phone before you 
were 20, 

• have played at least soo 
hours of Nintendo or other 
electronic games, 

have created a podcast, 

store most of your music on an 
iPod, and 

• have an average job stay of 
1.8 years. 

Born between 1983 and 2000, Generation Y, the 
so-called Millennial generation, is slightly larger 
than even the massive post-World War 11 Baby Boomer 
generation. And even their closest generational CQusins, 
Gen Xers, born between 1964 and 1982, are oft^nas 
puzzled by them as the Baby Boomers. m 

"If you don't think generational differences cause problems, they do," says Margaret 
Regan, president and CEO of the Future Work Institute, a New York-based human 
resources consulting firm that helps companies create flexible and inclusive work 
environments. Regan, a is-year veteran of Towers Perrin, a global professional 
services firm, stresses the importance of preparing for the future by gaining a 
better understanding of generational differences. 

Earlier this year, during a visit to Susquehanna University, she detailed for the 
Board of Trustees, faculty and staff the brave new world this unique generation of 
students is bringing to Susquehanna and campuses worldwide. Regan explored such 
seminal questions as how do you recruit, retain and educate Millennials? And how 
do you keep them engaged with the university once they graduate? The sessions 
amounted to a crash course on Millennials and the reasons why Baby Boomers 
just don't get this generation of students. 

Regan says one of the greatest sources of misunderstanding between the genera- 
tions is that Millennials are so much more comfortable with technology and use it 
more readily. The younger generation treats personal computers and the Internet not 
as modern-age miracles but as an integral part of their DNA. This reliance on tech- 
nology has helped foster the extremely close relationships that Millennials have with 
their parents, dubbed "helicopter parents" by many higher education administrators. 

"The Boomers tended to rebel against their parents in adolescence, and they think 
that's a natural part of growing up," Regan says. "What's startling to Boomers is that 
Millennials still want their parents to be involved in their hves in college and after 
college." In fact, almost 80 percent of the world's teenagers today trust their parents 
more than anyone else. Many maintain daily phone contact with their parents, 
providing ruiviing commentary on the day's events as they move from one classroom 
to the next. After graduation, they often expect to move back home, retreating to the 
nest where they can pick up with their parents where they left off. 

This continued dependence on parents is not just a U.S. phenomenon. It is 
occurring in China, Japan and Australia, giving rise in Asia to what Regan calls "Little 
Emperors" — often single children who have become the treasured embodiments of 
their parents' hopes and dreams. 

These attitudes tend to create certain challenges for colleges and universities. 
"Most colleges and universities see themselves as a place where students move from 
adolescence to adulthood," Regan says. "How do you do that if your ties to your par- 
ents are still strong?" Twenty years ago it would have been unthinkable for a parent to 
call a university and complain on the student's behalf about not getting into a desired 
course, about the advising the son or daughter is receiving, or about a disciplinary 
situation or roommate problem. Today it is a common occurrence. 

Sara Kirkland, executive vice president for administration and planning, won- 
ders, "If our understanding is that the educational process is helping students grow 
to independence, how do we take these issues into account and engage students and 
parents in the most productive way possible on behalf of the students?" 

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One way to accommodate these 
attitudinal shifts is to change the way 
you use technology to communicate 
with students. Susquehanna University, 
for example, now sends separate e-mails 
to the parents of prospective students 
as well as to their children (the parents 
actually read the e-mails more often than 
their offspring). The university's new 
Web site currently under construction 
also will better inform parents. E-mail 
alerts will direct the parents to Web 
site information regarding what their 
children are experiencing throughout 
the academic year. 

"It will keep everyone in the proper 
loop and hopefully allow our students 
to develop as they should," says 
Deborah Stiefl'el, vice president for 
enrollment management. "Working 
through the parents, we'll be able to 
help them work with their children 
instead of feeling that they have to 
call the president every time they have 
a question about something." 

Regan understands the parental 
urge to keep protecting their children. 
When she dropped her freshman 
son off at Georgetown University in 
Washington, D.C., in the early 1990s, she 

was "horrified" by his roommate. "The 
college," she recalls, "basically told me to 
go home and stop worrying about it. My 
son would work it out." 

Regan went home. But university 
presidents have told her that some 
parents hover around campus two weeks 
after delivering their children. Others 
move to the town where their child 
is attending college. "And if not that, 
they're talking four times a day on their 
cell phones with their children," she says. 

Commenting on the phenomenon, 
Stieffel says, "I understand the parental 
bond, but I'm not going on job inter- 
views with my children — as some 
parents do today. 

"But it's not for us to say whether or 
not parents and their Millennial children 
should be so attached to each other. 
We just have to understand it and 
communicate with students and their 
parents because we're not going to 
change those bonds." 

Research, she notes, indicates that 
fially engaged parents enhance retention 
and engagement in the university for 
both students and their families, result- 
ing in students who are more likely to 
remain in school and graduate. 

Other key Millennial characteristics 

A sense of entitlement: Baby Boomers 
believe in paying their dues. Millennials 
believe they are entided immediately 
to anything they can get, whether it 
is downloadable music or copyrighted 
research. "Because of the closeness 
with their parents, they've also received 
a lot of affirmation in their lives," 
Kirkland explains. 

Diversity: Millennial students 
view themselves as the most cross- 
cultural, cross-creed and cross-color 
generation in U.S. history. As minori- 
ties become the emerging majority, 
students are seeking more diversified 
campuses— underscoring the importance 
of Susquehanna University's com- 
mitment to becoming a more diverse, 
welcoming and inclusive community. 

Networking: Accustomed to con- 
necting online with people both near 
and far away, a significant majority 
of incoming Susquehanna freshmen 
use social networks such as Facebook 
and begin communicating with other 
incoming freshmen before on-campus 
orientation begins. 

10 • Susquehanna Currents • summer 200S 

Technology: Aside from their relation- 
ship with their parents, probably the 
most defining characteristic of the 
Millennials is their embrace of round- 
the-clock technology. There has never 
been a more wired generation; and in 
an era when the amount of change in 
one day equals what our grandparents 
experienced in an entire year, the tech- 
nological innovations are just beginning. 

So WHAT DOES the future hold? 

Imagine electronically equipped 
jewelry and clothes, with cell phones 
embedded in the coat collar and an 
MP3 player in the sleeve. 

Regan laid out a not-too-distant 
future in which sixth graders, in lieu 
of books, will be armed with digital 
assistants or digipacks, capable of 
accessing and editing reusable building 
blocks of multimedia content — books, 
videos, news streams. Students will use 
their digipacks to collaborate on group 
learning assignments, and both parents 
and teachers will be able to access the 
digipacks to assess students' prog- 
ress — progress that will be gauged not by 
tests but by continual online assessment 
of work produced on the digipacks. In 
high school and college, these advances 
will result in personalized digital libraries. 

As anyone who's seen Madden NFL 
or Guitar Hero realizes, computerized 
video games are becoming increasingly 
realistic. You're looking at your future, 
says Regan, not just your children's: 
"Boomers think that the virtual world 

is the ganiing world, and when they see 
dxeir own children playing games, they 
think they will grow out of it and that it 
has nothing to do with them." 

What Baby Boomers don't realize, 
she says, is that Web 1.0, the emerging 
generation of fully interactive Web func- 
tionality, wiE be the way we learn and 
interact with people around the world. 
Sam Palisano, IBM's CEO, believes 
already available three-dimensional 
virtual worlds may have the same level 
of impact as the first Web explosion. 

To enter these worlds you create an 
avatar— a cartoonlike representation of 
yourself — to interact writh others who 
have done the same. Somewhat simple 
examples of these 3-D avatars are the 
Webkinz* virtual pets children buy. 

On a much more sophisticated 
level, Regan demonstrated how she goes 
online and uses avatars she has created 
to visit and interact with other individu- 
als' avatars in various "islands" — distinct, 
dedicated areas created by major busi- 
nesses and universities — in a 3-D world 
called Second Life. 

Corporations such as Cisco and 
IBM are using these virtual worlds for 
recruiting; mentoring, hosting diversity 
simulations and holding meetings widn 
personnel situated around the world. 

Meanwhile, colleges and universities 
such as Vassar College, the University of 
North Carolina, Bowling Green, Ohio 
State and New York University have 
recreated 3-D replicas of their campuses 
and buildings and are offering libraries, 

art erfubttions and literature and science 
material in their Second Life virtual 
worlds. Distance learning? Harvard Law 
School ofeed a Second Life course two 
years ago, and Ohio University offers 
instruction ranging firom one-hour classes 
to entire courses on its Second Life site, 

"The interaction and LmmersJon in 
these worlds equals engagement, and 
the younger generation understands this 
from the time they are very young viHIth 
Webkinz," says Regan, "They are going 
to be very comibrtable coming into a 
situation where this is part of the way 
you learn about science and literature 
and participate vnth others doing the 
same thing." 

Although Susquehanna is still 
examining the applicability of Web i.o 
features like Second Life, Provost and 
Dean of Faculty Lioda McMillin says 
they offer "intriguing new possibilities" 
for SU's future. 'The faculty are already 
using technology in a variety of ways to 
enhance their teaching and research, and 
I am confident that we will find appropri- 
ate ways to integrate these new tools into 
our pedagogical practices," says McMillin. 

"But don't expect us to become 
completely 'virtual' ariy time soon," she 
says. "As is typical in a liberaJ arts college, 
we will always balance "high tech' with 
'high touch' in creating connections 
between faculty and students," — » 

Bruce Beans is a contributing writer from 
Warrington, Pa. 

besquicentennial Commemorative Crock 

To mark Susquehanna University's sesquicentennial in 2008, a limited-edition 
quart belly crock featuring an image of Seibert Hall has been commissioned 
by the Friends of the Selinsgrove Library. Each crock is accompanied by a 
pamphlet with a brief history of the boiilding written by Don Housley, 
professor emeritus of history. 

Crocks will be on sale for $40 during Homecoming Reunion Weekend, Oct 
3-5. They are also available directly from the potter for $46 (shipping included): 
Bujno Pottery, 257 West Main St., Adamstovm, PA 19501, pottery{3) 




SUMMER 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 11 

Two stiidenU stood at a 
blackboard, painstakingli; 
_ writing out a complex 
mathematical equation 
that spread across almost 
the entire board. Seven 
more students sat around a 
large conference table, and 
five faculty members sat at 
desks or perched on a table 
on the periphery of the 
room. In smaller clusters, 
they quietly compared 
notes of their own as 
they watched the two 
write. Once finished, the 
pair at the board turned 
to the others and began 
explaining their work. 




By Jennifer Botchie '99 

"How DID YOU ARRIVE AT THIS?" One of the faculty members asked, prompting 
a discussion of the students' thought process. After a few minutes of back-and-forth, 
the two students turned back to the blackboard, erased a bit here and rewrote a bit 
there to rework the equation. 

This is the world of quantum information theory (QIT), and this summer three 
Susquehanna students, along with students from six other select colleges and 
universities in North America, experienced the trial-and-error process of studying 
this rapidly expanding field of mathematical physics. 

Their intensive eight-week study at Susquehanna was made possible through 
the Department of Mathematics' Research Experiences for Undergraduates (RJEU) 
program, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will 
allow mathematics professors Lisa OrlofF Clark, Jeffrey Graham and Alex Wilce 
to continue working with researchers and undergraduates on the project for the next 
two summers as well. REU grants awarded to other institutions have also allowed 
Susquehanna students to embark on similar study off campus. 

QIT has connections to both pure mathematics and theoretical computer science. 
It is "about leveraging quantum physics to find new ways of processing data," says 
Graham. The research is, in part, an attempt to mix the languages of the different 
areas tied through QIT, and one thing it may do is help make encryption simpler 
in computer science. Because of the emerging possibilities and potential connections 
to security applications, the U.S. Department of Defense took an interest in 
Susquehanna's REU and offered partial funding for it. 

SUMMER 1008 • Susquehanna Currents • 13 

To enhance the REU experience for 
the students, other experts in the field 
were invited to Susquehanna to take part 
in the research. Two of them — Howard 
Bamum of the Los Alamos National 
Laboratory and Christopher Fuchs of 

Suvjuf hand* jurnoi (itOTM Manney if nfws het (akiilaliom 

the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical 
Physics in Waterloo, Canada — were part 
of the discussion this summer morning. 
Both are renowned experts in the field of 
quantum information theory, and Clark 
and Graham say their willingness to 
participate in the REU was a key factor 
in helping Susquehanna gain the grant. 

The REU journey began almost a 
year ago, as it took nearly six months just 
to prepare the grant application. NSF 
received zii applications for this sum- 
mer's REUs, and firom there, narrowed 
the field for further review by a panel. 
In all, 60 colleges and universities were 
granted REUs. 

Once Susquehanna was chosen for 
an REU, the task at hand was to select 
the nine students. Three slots went to 
Susquehanna students, with the remain- 
ing six going to students fi"om Boston 
University, Haverford College, West 
Chester Umversity, Grinnell College, 
Harvey Mudd College, and Lewis and 
Clark College. 

"Our goal is to provide research 
opportunities for students who wouldn't 
otherwise have them," says Clark. But 
with a limited number of slots, competi- 
tion was intense. To qualify, students 
had to provide their transcripts, a list 
of their college mathematics courses 

and texts they've used, letters of recom- 
mendation from their faculty and a one- 
page personal statement discussing their 
desire to participate in the program. 

Graham says that next year the 
department anticipates receiving approx- 
imately 100 applications for 
these nine opportunities. 

What attracts these 
students to this research and 
to spending a good portion 
of their summer inside a 
classroom solving complex 
mathematical equations 
instead of outside enjoying 
the fun and sun like many 
of their peers? There are 
t.ingibic bcneiits — each 
paitiLipant is paid .1 weekly 
Stipend, plus room, board 
and travel, and support is 
available to attend and present at a 
conference. But the intangible is just 
as attractive. 

"I wanted to participate in the 
research to learn more about what math 
research is actually all about, like how 
one would go about forming math 
research questions and seeking answers," 
says Catarina Manney '10, a mathematics 
major from Elysburg, Pa, 

Casey Oliver '10, of State Col- 
lege, Pa., says he wanted to participate 
because he felt it would give him valuable 
experience while at the same time allow- 
ing him to take a look at several of his 
areas of interest. 

"As a mathematics and 
physics double major, I 
realize that this e.vperi- 
ence will allow me to get 
a feel for a career path 
in researching, which 
is very helpful to me as 
I try to discern what I 
am called to do for an 
occupation," Oliver says- 
"In addition, I am able 
to work closely with a 
number of distinguished 
professors and learn a 
great deal. Normally you 
have to pay to get a great 

education like this, so to be paid to learn 
and to work in something I am interest- 
ed in is a truly awesome opportunity." 

Undergraduate guests of 
Susquehanna — like Philipp Gaebler, 
a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native who is a 
student at Harvey Mudd College 
in California — found themselves 
compelled to spend weeks away from 
home because they were attracted by the 
research topic and the opportunities it 
presented. "Since quantum physics is the 
field I love, it stood out," says Gaebler. 
"Plus, my attention was brought to it by 
a professor whom I admire. It's a good 
program with excellent faculty and 
material, and I'm glad for the opportu- 
nity to be here," 

Clark hopes that, for the Susquehanna 
students in particular, the experience 
will help broaden their horizons by 
exposing them to more advanced math- 
ematics than they have studied to date. 

"It gives them a chance to work 
with peers who are really talented," she 
says. "We're hoping this vrill get people 
excited about the field a little more." 

Several weeks into the program, 
Oliver seemed to be fulfilling that goal. 

"Over the first few weeks, we have 
had a crash course in extensions of 
linear algebra, quantum mechanics and 
probability, and an introduction into 
the problems associated with quantum 
information theory. We are starting to 
move into researching in the hopes of 
answering the unknown and discovering 
new theories and applications. While it 
was great to obtain all the information 

14 ■ Susquehanna Currents • summer ioo8 

we have had thrown at us recently, I 
think we are all really excited to start 
breaking some new ground and hope- 
fully doing something that will be of 
significant benefit to others," he says. 

Some students begin pursuing their 
undergraduate degree in mathematics 
thinking that the only career it can lead to 
is teaching. Through this REU program, 
students learn there are other options 
including research, or, as Manney hopes, 
the skills to prepare her for a career in the 
business field. The REU experience also 
allows them to test their career choices 
before earning their degrees. 

"The experience for the undergrads 
has the goal of encouraging them to go 
for graduate work and Ph.D.s," says 
Graham. "We also hope to get publish- 
able research from the students." 

Wilce agrees that the REU has an 
aim of inspiring students to further 
education: "It will steer students like 
this toward graduate study. It provides 
an opportunity to undergraduates at 
smaller institutions they might not have 
otherwise. And the goal of the NSF is to 
increase the workforce in the science.'! " 

Hosting the REU program also 
benefits Susquehanna's mathematics 
department. Bringing students and facul- 
ty to Susquehanna from across the coun- 
try puts the department on the national 
map, Clark says, which will also make 
the school and program more attractive 
to prospective students. And looking 
tlirough the list of 60 REU participants, 
Susquehanna is in the company of such 
schools as Williams College, Cornell 
University, Lafayette College and the 
College of William and Mary, as well 
as larger research institutions. 

"It's great to see such a beneficial 
program being implemented here at 
SU; hopefully it can continue so that 
this group along with others to follow 
can solve or make significant progress 
on the research problems they encounter," 
says Manney. 

While hosting an REU program is 
a new venture for the mathematics 
department, Susquehanna students have 
participated in REUs elsewhere for many 

years. Some of these include astronomy 
REUs at Kitt Peak National Observa- 
tory and SUNY-Stony Brook, one in 
industrial mathematics and statistics 
at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, one 
at the Rice Quantum Institute in Texas 
and one on the study of eastern blue- 
birds at William and Mary. 

This summer, Ashley Thompson 
'09, a biology major from Taylor, Pa., 
is working at the West Texas A&M 
University REU site, studying the effects 
of atrazine, a widely used herbicide, 
on phytoplankton (algae) that use 
photosynthesis as their energy source. 
Atrazine is widely used on crop fields in 
the Southwest to prevent weed growth. 
It is highly effective at preventing the 
growth; the downside is its runoff into 
lakes and streams. 

"It was important for me to work at 
a site that valued the envirorunent and 
would include an environmental issue in 
my summer research," she says. "At SU I 
currently work on the Centralia project, 
and I also enjoy occasionally helping 
Dr. [Jack] Holt with his acid mine 
drainage project. I enjoy both of these 
projects very much, and they definitely 
tie in with my ecological research at 
West Texas A&M." 

Thompson says her experience also 
helped prepare her for future study, a 
key NSF goal for the REU program. 

"After graduation I plan on attending 
graduate school to earn my Ph.D. in envi- 
ronmental microbiology or microbial 
limnology. I feel that my research and 
time spent in Texas will challenge me 
as a scientist and help to prepare me for 

"I wanted to learn more 

about what math research 

is actually all about, 

like how one would go 

about forming questions 

and seeking answers/' 

Catarina Manney 

Thompson is also studying shifts 
in the phytoplankton community that 
lead to algal bloom, which has been 
known to kill fish. In the Southwest, fish 
kills are often caused by golden algae 
blooms that produce toxins. She also will 
examine a possible connection between 
these blooms and the concentration of 
atrazine in the water where known fish 
kills have occurred. 

Thompson applied to several differ- 
ent REU sites across the country but 
decided on the West Texas A&M site 
because of its connection to her interests 
and work on the SU campus. 

graduate school," she says. "While at 
West Texas A&M, I have been able to 
design my own real-world experiment 
and propose a hypothesis, while remem- 
bering I only have $500 and 10 weeks. 
It is sort of the 'Trading Spaces' of the 
science world." — 

Jennifer Botchie '99 is a conrributing writer and 
coach ofcheerleading at Susquehanna. 

SUMMER zooS • Susquehanna Currents ■ 15 

Q & A The Spider Man 


Maiihew PfrsonsTiams ii up"fo( itic 
(dmeia wilh ow of ihe Idiget spideii 

Matthew Persons, Associate Professor of Biology 

The History Channel invited Persons this summer to lend his expertise 
to an upcoming program on monster spiders. Here, Persons answers 
Susquehanna Currents' questions about the likelihood of a monster 
spider's existence. 

What is the likelihood that a monster spider 
exists somewhere in the world? 

MP: It depends on one's definition of 
"monster." The world's largest spiders are 
the tarantulas, and the biggest of these 
are females of the species Theraphosa 
blondi. My old Ph.D. advisor had a pre- 
served one stuffed inside a mason jar; it 
barely fit. To my knowledge, this particular 
specimen was the largest ever recorded, 
over a quarter of a pound in size with a leg 
span exceeding that of a dinner plate (this 
particular specimen had the label "Bubba" 
on the jar). Although we can't rule out the 

possibility of finding a spider bigger than a T. blondi, the likely heyday 

for monster-sized tarantulas is probably gone. 

One person has claimed to have seen a spider the size of a dog. Why do you say 
that a giant spider like this is impossible? 

MP: It's not impossible from a physics standpoint, but it's pretty unlike- 
ly. As a cell grows larger, its volume grows at a much faster rate than its 
surface area, and it can't diffuse enough oxygen and nutrients to the 
center of the cell to keep it alive. This is a problem for all animals, but 
particularly for arthropods because they can't exchange gases through 
their skin. This imparts an upper limit on size and explains why most 
arthropods are very small. 

If a spider the size of a dog did exist, what would 
it look like? 

MP; As arthropods grow in size, their body 
dimensions grow in disproportionate ways. 
Large arthropods are not simply photo- 
copy enlargements of smaller ones. The 
weight-bearing structures grow dispro- 
portionately thicker (a term called "elastic 
similarity"), A large spider would need 
disproportionately stout legs with a dispro- 
portionately thicker exoskeleton. Because of gravity, a very large spider 
would be in danger of flattening out like a pancake and deforming its 
legs before its exoskeleton had a chance to harden. The material found 
in a spider exoskeleton simply cannot support the weight of a spider 
the size of a dog. 

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The Writers Workshop 

When you step into the classroom on the first day of 
Introduction to Fiction, it's clear almost immediately that 
it will be a class like no other. Instead of taking their seats 
at desks in neatly aligned rows, students sit in a circle 
around a large table, a setup that is fitting for a class with 
no lectures or exams. 

In the class, which is taught primarily by Tom Bailey, 
professor of English and creative writing, students are 
introduced to fiction through short stories by modern 
authors with a diversity of writing styles. Students learn 
to "read like writers," says Ryan Rickrode '11, a writing 
major from Chambersburg, Pa., who wrote a blog about 
his experiences in the class during his freshman year. 

Students develop their craft by writing several stories 
each semester that are critiqued by their classmates. 
In the workshops, students give one another valuable 
feedback for revision, followed by periodic one-to-one 
conferences with their professor. 

What makes this class most enjoyable is the intensity 
with which faculty view their subject. "Whenever Bailey 
starts speaking about writing, his eyes light up. His pas- 
sjpn for writing is big enough to fill a room and every- 
body in it," says Rickrode. 

To guide his students through the writing process, 
Bailey draws on his own experiences as a writer (he's had 
two novels published by Random House, with more on 
the way). "My students know that I'm not somebody who 
just sits in there and talks about my subject. I live my 
subject," Bailey says. 

To read more about Rickrode's Introduction to Fiction class, 
check out his blog at 

16 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ summer 1008 


Senior Scholars Highlight Their Academic Endeamrs 

Earlier this year, more thati xoo Susque^ 
haxma seniors presented on topics rang- 
ing from linear algebra and cryptology to 
Feeling in French Film at Senior Scholars 
Day 2008. Through posters, presenta- 
tions and performances, students shared 
the results of research they'd conducted 
in their fields of study. 

For many students, this 30-year tradi- 
tion represents a cdmination of research 
and writing spanningseveral semesters. 
Christine Pnlice '08, of East Greenville, 
pa., i^^nted the results of a study oi^ 

AHcia Kalb d«monstrai« her talew on ihe saxophone 
during Senior Scholars Day. 

the relationship between cherry trees 
and ants that she began at the start of her 
junioryear with Assistant Professor of 
Biology Alifesa Padter. A paper on their 
research was accepted for publication in 
the science journal Functional Ecology. 

Police was one of many students to 
present her research professionally. Numer- 
ous students also presented their findings 
at research forums such as the National 
Conference on Undergraduate Research 
and the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 

For students like Alicia Kalb '08, of 
Hatfield, Pa., research was rehearsal. 
Kalb, a music education major, was one 
of several seniors who performed on 
Senior Scholars Day. Working closely 
with both Adjunct Music Professor 

DeboraiK Andrus and Associate 
Professor of Music Gail Levto^, 
Kalb prepared and played Jean-Baptiste 
Singl6e's Fantaisie for Soprano Saxophone 
and Piano, op. 89, one of the first pieces 
ever written exclusively for the soprano 
saxophone, "This piece really allowed 
me to work on both my musicality and 
my technique," says Kalb. 

But it was the dose interaction with 
a faculty mentor that really benefited her 
education, Kalb says. "Dr. I^vinsky is a 
phenomenal saxophone player, and she 
■eally helped me improve on my playing, 
Ispedally the technical aspects. Not just 
with this piece, but over the last four 
years she has taken me so far. 1 know 
I am the player I am because of her." 

Neal Lesber '08, a political sdence 
■(lajor from Palmyra, Pa., who inves- 
igated the voting patterns of judges 
appointed by the merit system, ^;reed 
that intetacting with his faculty mentor 
•A-as a major highlight of Senior Scholars 
Day. Although Lesher and his mentor. 
Associate Professor of Political Sdence 
Michele DeMary, had demanding 
schedules, they still found time to discuss 
his project. "Since we both led somewhat 
hectic schedules during the day, we 
found ourselves meeting over breakfast 
atKinfolks (a local restaurant) to discuss 

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my paper thiou^out the semester. I 
think tijis is the kind of one-on-one 
attention you can only find at a place 
like Susquehaima," Lesher says. 

"The Senior Sdiolars project was the 
bestwayto implsoaent all the knowledge 
and skills I ha«e learned sina fresh- 
man year at Susquehanna," says Sabin 
Mnlepati 'o8> a bio?iiemlstry major 
from Nepal. According to Mulepati, 
who conducted reseaxdi witii Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry Wade Johnsoiv, 
his Senior Scholars work consisted of 
just the right balance of independence 
and guidance. "What I liked best about 
ray project was that Dr. Johnson allowed 
me to first implement my own ideas. I 
vras able to carry out various eiqperi- 
ments and to interact one-on-one with 
Dr. Johnson when I needed guidance. 
Whenever I hit a dead end, he always 
had valuable suggestions to point me in 
the right direction," says Mulepati. "Dr. 
Johnson has helped me to think more 
critically and to become more indepen- 
dent. I think he has made my transition 
to graduate school easier." 

Neal Lestier and MKhele DeMaty review lesher's research on voting 
paiierni of judges appointed by the merit system. 

SUMMER 1008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 17 


Summer Opportunfties 
For Collaborative Research 

The Summer Opportunities for 
Collaborative Scholarship Fund 
provided several students with the 
opportunity to perform research in 
the social sdeoces this summer. The 
progmti was started IJuee years ago to 
AtStei'&inill^-stadeQtsdbioIaxship and to 
lOr^er ike saem resetreh opportunities in 
the soda! sasnces and hamaojities that 
exist in the natural sciences. 

Using Literature to Find 
Common Threads 

Sankoja is an African word meaning "We 
must go back and reclaim our past so we 
can move forward; so we understand 
why and how we came to be who we are 
today." Last semester, Courtney Clock 
'09, a sociology major from FaUstOn, 
Md., took this word and developed the 
Sankofa Book Project under the 
direction of Simona Hill, associate 
professor of sociology, and Armenta 
Hinton, interim director of the Office of 
Multicultural Affairs. 

Clock has collected information from 
members of the Susquehanna commu- 
nity and the local area about the books 
that have been most inspiring in their 
lives. In discovering these books, the 
intent is to find the common threads that 
tie us all together. 

The idea for the project started as a 
way to replace the Office of Multicultural 
Affairs' reading group with a project 
that was more inclusive and would cross 
cultural barriers, welcoming diversity of 
thought, Hinton says. "Reading is a great 
equalizer. Everyone reads something, 
whether it's the funny pages, The New 
York Times or comic books." 

Studying the Effect of Neuropeptide 
On Memory and Attention 
Caitlin Clouser '10, a biology major 
from Glenmoore, Pa., is working with 
Kathleen Bailey, assistant professor of 
psychology, on a research project that 
studies how memory and attention are 

affected by galanin, an inhibitory 
neuropeptide in the brain that is over- 
expressed in patients with advanced 
Alzheimer's disease. 

Qouser hopes to work in pharma- 
ceuticals after graduation and says this 
research is a step in the right direction. 
"Not many undergrads get the chance 
to do research like this," Clouser says. 

A Study of Iraqi Refugees 
Samer Abboud, assistant professor of 
political science, and Erica White '09, a 
Spanish and international studies major 
from Edgewater, Md., have examined 
the displacement of more than four 
miUion Iraqis since the U.S.-Ied invasion 
in 2003. Abboud says he wants to 
answer "the simple question of why 
Iraqis left their homes and why they 
went where they did." 

Caitlin Clouser (lefi) and Kathleen Bailey discuss iheir research on 
how the neuropeptide galanin affects memory and attention. 

White has assisted Abboud by 
gathering and analyzing statistical data 
and academic literature regarding Iraqi 
refugees. "I wrote several research 
papers on immigration and on internal 
displacement over the course of the 
last year, so when the opportunity to 
work with Dx. Abboud oil this project 
was presented to me, it was almost a no- 
brainer/' says White, whose focus is on 
the developing world. 

Samantha Hertzler 'i%a sociology and 
psychology major from NewBloomfield, 
Pa., is working with Daivid Ramsaran, 
associate professor of sociology, on a 
project that looks at class and color lines 
in the United States. They are examining 
changing notions about race doling the 
period of globalization in America by 
conducting interviews with whites 
across various class backgrounds in 
central Pennsylvania, 

Research Partners Program 

Sixteen students participated this 
summer in the Research Partners 
Program. The program gives feculty the 
opportunity to do researdi and enhances 
student leaning by |>rovidtag them 
opportuiiittes to actively participate in a 
research project on a foll-tirae basis, says 
Thomas Peeile% associate professor of 
biology/who orgaaizes the program. 

Since its inGeptton in 1996, the 
program has allowed more than 100 
students to do researcluhanks to funds 
provided by the Office of the Provost, 
Peeler saySi What emerges from the 
program is a close community of 
researchers, composed of students and 
their professors who become partners in 
the production of scientific data and 
results. Following are examples of 
recent partnerships. 

C«M RaMMili SiMdf Ught 
On Career OpfMNtunMu 

To look at the repercussions of global 
warming, Carlos ludica, assistant 
professor of biology, was eager to 
examine what happened the last time the 
weather changed drastically. With the 
help of Brian Tanis '10, a biology and 
ecology major from Oakland, N.J., ludica 
began excavating fragments of bones 
from caves in central Pennsylvania, 
which will help them understand how 

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the next level with hands-on experience, " 
says Tanis, who has worked with ludica 
for two years. 

"I want to show students that you can 
get paid for things that you like to do," 
says ludica, who noted Tanis' interest 
in rock climbing when he designed a 
lesearch project that would be both 
enjoyable and challenging. "You can put 
together things that you like with what 
you will do as a profession for the rest 
of your life." 

Sum lanis searches foi bones in a central Pennsylvania cave 

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Jacqueline Yalango '09, an earth and 
environmental science majorfom 
MUford, Pa.; is working with Katiberine 
Straub, associate professor of geological 
and environmental science, on an 
environmental audit of Susquehanna 

University. The research assesses energy 
usage, tood waste and recycling on 
campus over the past live years. Yalango 
has also compared the energ)- efficiency 
in older domis with that in the new West 
Village buildings, which have geothermal 
energy and motion-sensored lighting. 
This data will be used by the Campus 
Sustainability Committee, of which 
Straub is a member, to make recommen- 
dations for change. 

"It will be useful to the Susquehanna 
community to know that the way we live 
every day atlects the world around us," 
Yalango says. 

Mating in Wolf Spiders 

Alex Sweger 'lO; a biology and chemis- 
try major from Etters, Pa., and Matthew 
Persons, associate professor of biology, 
are studying mate choice of the male 
wolf spider, 

What both Sweger and Persons 
emphasized most was the importance 
of their collaboration. "We bounce ideas 
off of each other, brainstorming and 
critiquing the methods that we might 
want to use to test our ideas, but Alex 
is the primary creative force behind the 
project," Persons says. 

Their research challenges the widely 
accepted principle that males have much 
less of an investment in offspring than 
do females. "The implications of this are 
enormous and have been used to explain 
behavioral differences between males 
and females of most animals, including 
humans," Persons says. 

The research also holds implications 
for Sweger's future. "One of the reasons 
why SU science majors are so success- 
fiil is because they are treated as full 
collaborators, not helpers or students," 
Persons says. 

It's an opportunity Sweger and other 
students reEsh, "You never quite fully 

understand what it means to really 'do 
science' until the pressure is on to tlesign 
and run vour own experinionts, pose 
your ov\n unique questions about the 
natural world, and [lertorin to the stan- 
dards set by the scientific community 
at large," Sweger says. 

Contrlbuttng wriieti to The "Gime itctlon art Julie 
Buckingham 09 and Ryan Rictmde 11. 

Mdtltiew Persons (leltl and AlwSvyfgel 
ai work in Peisons' spider lab 

SUMMER. ioo8 ■ Susqueharma Currents • 19 

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New Faces Join 
SU Athletics 

Two new faces Joined the Susquehanna athletics 
staff this summer: Nathan Milne was named foot- 
ball offensive coordinator and Robert Healy III was 
named director of athletics comnfiunications. 

Milne came to Susquehanna from SUNY- 
Cortland, where he was an assistant football coach. 
During his tenure at SUNY-Cortland, he worked 
with the Red Dragons offensive line and the team's 
running backs, coaching five All-New Jersey Ath- 
letic Conference (NJAC) offensive linemen and one 
All-NJAC running back. He also spent one year as 
an assistant coach at Hamilton College. 

A 2003 graduate of Hobart College, Milne was a 
four-year letter winner with the Statesmen, earning 
first team all-conference honors as a senior and 
playing on the school's first two National Collegiate 
Athletic Association tournament teams. 

Healy, before joining Susquehanna's staff, 
served as assistant sports information director at 
Hamilton College. He also served as an assistant 
track and field coach there, working with throw- 
ers. Before his tenure 
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tant for Clear Channel 
Communications Inc. 

Healy received a 
bachelor of arts degree 
in communications 
studies from Duquesne 
University in 2005 and 
a master of science 
degree in multimedia 
technology from the same institution in 2006. While 
at Duquesne, he was a five-year member of both 
the indoor and outdoor track and field teams and a 
four-year member of the football team. He was also 
a sports writer for the Duquesne student newspa- 
per and worked on the student radio station. 


By Jennifer Botchie '99 

Marr Receives Blair Heaton Award 

Men's track and field standout Mike Marr '08 is the 2008 recipient of the Blair 
Heaton Award. Marr, a team co-captain, helped the Crusaders to second-place 
finishes in the Inaugural Landmark Conference championships in both indoor 
and outdoor track and field. At the indoor championships, he took home the 
silver medal in the high jump and the 
bronze in the triple jump. He won 
the gold medal in the high jump at 
the outdoor championships, his fifth 
career conference title in that event. 
He was also the runner-up in the 
triple jump and took seventh in 
the long jump. 

A five-time NCAA Division III Cham- 
pionships qualifier, Marr's best finish 
at nationals came In 2007 when he 
placed sixth and earned Ail-American 
status. He was the 36th Ail-American 
in Susquehanna men's track and field 
history and the first ever in the high 
jump. He placed ninth in the high 

jump at this year's NCAA Championships. In addition, he holds Susquehanna's 
indoor high jump record at 2.04 meters and ranks third on the outdoor list with a 
personal best of 2.05 meters. 

In academic achievements, Marr was one of 58 winter student-athletes across 
all divisions nationwide to earn an NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a one-time, 
nonrenewable grant of 57,500. He was a two-time academic All-Amerlcan and the 
2008 Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete for men's indoor track and field. 
He earned conference academic honors six times over his four years. 

Marr received his degree in biology with a minor In health care studies and 
was a member of both the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society and the Alpha 
Lambda Delta national honor society. This fall, he will attend the University of 
Pittsburgh dental school. 

The Blair Heaton Award is given annually to the senior man who best typifies devotion 
to scholarship and athletics, and displays the same kind of self-discipline and courage 
shown on the playing field by the late Blair Heaton. A 1942 Susquehanna graduate, 
Heaton starred in football and track, and later returned to Susquehanna as a coach. 
He died in i960 at the age of 41, 

Mikf Marr '(* 

10 ■ Susquehanna Currents • summer 1008 

Moormann Receives Hamum Award 

The 2008 Connie N. Harnum Award for the 
top female scholar-athlete was awarded 
to Ashley Moormann '08, a four-year 
letter winner In track and field. Moormann 
capped her prolific Crusader career by 
being named the Landmark Conference 
Women's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year 
for her performance at the spring champi- 
onships. There, she won the hammer throw 
and the shot put and took third In the 
javelin and discus, helping the team to a 
second-place finish. Susquehanna also took 
second In the indoor championships this 
winter, where Moormann placed third In 
the shot put and fourth In the weight throw. 

Moormann's two Individual golds this 
outdoor season top off a career that includes 

II top-eight conference placements. She also 
provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division 

III Outdoor Championships in 2006. 

Moormann was equally productive in 
the classroom. She was the 2008 Landmark 
Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete for 
women's indoor track and field, was named 
to the Landmark Spring All-Academic Team 
and was on the conference academic honor 
roll In both the winter and spring seasons. 
She also earned academic honors from the 
Middle Atlantic Conference four times and 
was a 2005 Academic All-American. 

At this year's commencement ceremo- 
nies, Moormann received her degree in 
early childhood and elementary education. 
Her academic honors at Susquehanna 

Included membership in the Kappa Delta 
Pi education honor society, the Alpha 
Lambda Delta freshman honor society 
and the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics 
honor society. 

The Connie N. Harnum Award is given annu- 
ally to the outstanding female scholar-athlete 
and is presented in honor of Susquehanna's 
longtime head field hocl<ey coach, who retired 
in 2003 with 195 career victories over 27 sea- 
sons. She also served as the Cnisaders' head 
women's tennis coach foris seasonsandwas 
the school's assistant director of athletics and 
senior women's administrator at the time of 
her retirement. 

Sarah Burthardl 08 


SU Athletes Score Big in the Claissroom 

Susquehanna student athletes continued to rnake their mark In the 
inaugural season of the Landmark Conference with an impressive 
showing in the awarding of spring season academic honors. Of the 
363 student athletes named to the 2008 Spring Landmark Confer- 
ence Academic Honor Roll, 77 were from Susquehanna. 

Four more spring athletes were selected for the Spring Landmark 
AH-Academic Team, which horwrs two male and two female athletes 
from each of the conference^ eight schools. Susquehanna selec- 
tions were men's track and field members Jalfray *JJ' Braoks '09, 
of Cogan Station, Pa., and Patrick Denagan '09, of Lewisburg, Pa.; 

Ashley Moormann '08, of Stanhope, N J., from the women's track 
and field team; and Shelby Werronen '09, of Concord, Ohio, from 
the women's tennis team. 

Capping off the conference accolades, three Susquehanna seniors 
were named Landmark Spring Senior Scholar Athletes. Luke Burt- 
nett '08, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., earned the honors for men's lacrosse, 
Danielle McCann '08, of Berkeley Heights, NJ., for Softball and Sarah 
Burkhardt '08, of Hoffman Estates, III., for women's outdoor track 
and field. Susquehanna finished the year with six Senior Scholar Ath- 
letes across the three seasons, the most of any Landmark school. 

SUMMER 1008 • Susquehanna Currents • ii 

People Places 

By Julie Buckingham '09 

The Fire Down Below 

Imagine a town where the ground is sinking, the roads are cracked, trees 
and plants have dried up, and poisonous gases leak from below. For the nine 
residents who remain in Centralia, Pa., site of one of the worst mine fires in 
U.S. history, this is a reality. For Susquehanna scientists, the site contains a 
treasure trove of research opportunities. 

Their research caught the attention of German filmmakers who produced 
.1 documentary that aired earlier this year on ZDF, Germany's national public 
television channel. Amid filming, Jennifer Elick, associate professor of geo- 
logical and environmental science, was invited to accompany the film crew as 

they flew over the Cen- 
tralia mine fire. Using a 
thermal infrared aerial 
camera, Elick captured 
images of where heai 
was released from the 
fire. By combining these 
images with other mate- 
rials fr^om the Depart- 
ment of Environmental 
Protection library in 
Harrisburg, she devel- 
oped a map that shows 
the spread of the fire 
from its outbreak in 1962 
to the present. 

Before now^ infrared images were collected periodically by the govern- 
ment but never compiled into a map of the entire region, EHck says. Her map 
is pivotal for research at Centralia because it will help scientists understand 
the rate of the fire's spread and the direction in which it will continue. It will 
help them to better determine how long the fire will bum and may also help 
scientists understand how the ecosystem will reestablish itself once the fire 
has passed through the region, Elick says. ' '-i/'^^t* v ..«» .^ r < 

Her map also may initiate new lines of research that will have global impact, 
as the information garnered from Centralia can be used to understand the 
underground mine fires that plague countries such as China and India, where 
mine fires are most numerous and concentrated. 

Elick presented her research at the national Geological Society of 
America meeting in October and plans to submit two manuscripts for 
publication in Pennsylvania Geology and The Journal of Coal Geology. 
You can view Elick's videos about Centralia and her other research at 

22 • Susquehanna Currents ■ summer 2008 

Jennifer Bick (ceiter] arwori: In the dasuoom. 

Biology Professor Named 
Watershed Man of the Year 

Professor of Biology Jack Holt and his 
research partner, Mike Bilger, were recently 
named "Watershed Men of the Year" by the 
Snyder County (Pa.) Conservation District. 

Holt and Bilger have been working with the 
Lower Penns Creek Watershed Association 
to assess current conditions in the watershed, 
sampling 12 sites along 40 miles of lower Penns 
Creek over several years. They've also trained 
other volunteers to be able to monitor the 
water quality and have provided technical 
assistance to the association. 

The Lower Penns Creek Watershed 
Association is a nonprofit, volunteer orgamza- 
tion committed to protecting and improving 
the watershed through the wise stewardship 
of land and aquatic resources. The group 
received a Growing Greener grant from the 
state Department of Environmental Protec- 
tion to help fund the assessment, and has 
applied for a grant from the Foundation of 
Pennsylvania Watersheds to continue funding 
for the three-year study. 

Jack Holtconduciing reseaich in the Lower Ptnns Creek Watershed. 

People Places 

Grants Open New Doors 
For Susquehanna Students 

Stephen Maganzmi 'u, a biology major 
from Wolfeboro Falls, N.H., clearly recalls 
Eric, the u-year-old boy he met in a Belize 
medical clinic who had cut his ankle with 
a machete. "By the time he came to us 
that day, his ankle had swollen to the 
size of a grapefruit," Maganzini says. 

Maganzini traveled to Belize as part 
of the summer SU CASA (Susquehanna 
University Central America Service 
Adventure) program under the direction 
of April Borry-Black, administrative 
director of Susquehanna's Health Center. 

Black gave the injured boy a high 
dose of antibiotics to fight the infection 
and bandages to keep the wound clean. 
Despite the injury, "Eric never stopped 
smiling," Maganzini says. 

The experience is one Maganzini will 
never forget, and he's not alone. This 
summer students made memories and 
earned valuable experiences in locations 
across the country and around the world 
thanks to three donor-sponsored grants. 
These grants — the Gundaker and Sum- 
mers Enrichment Fund Grants and the 
Kemper Experiential Learning Fund — 
provided students vrith small income- 
replacement stipends or helped cover 
their transportation and other expenses. 
In total, more than $54,000 was given to 
22 students this summer. 

Six of the eig^t students who traveled 
to Belize did so with support from the 
Gundaker Enrichment Fund, established 
in 2004 by Robert G. Gundaker '64, and 
his wife, IsabeUe. That same year, James 
W. Summers '64 and his wife, Barbara 
Evans '6$ Sununers, established the 
Summers Enrichment Fund to act in 
conjunction with the Gundaker grant. 

Tve seen the difference it makes for 
students," says Black "It energizes them 
for volunteer opportunities on campus. 
The contribution it makes toward their 
education is outstanding." 

The combined funds also enabled 
Alicia Wyier '10, a music education 

major from Pottstown, Pa., to study 
music in Vierma this summen "I returned 
to Susquehanna with many more friends 
and a greater understanding of music and 
the world," says Wyler. 

A new grant from the Kemper Foun- 
dation was also used this summer to 
create the Kemper Experiential Learning 
Fund, a $20,000 fund that gives liberal 
arts majors the chance to gain work 
experience in business or public service. 

"Students learn by doing, and get- 
ting students ofiF campus and into the 
workplace provides them with valu- 
able insights, skill development, and 
professional and personal growth," says 
Edmond Clarke, director of foundation 
and government relations. 

The Kemper grant allowed Justin 
Chambers '09, a communications major 
from Freedom, Pa., to intern at WPXI-TV 

Stephtfi MagareM wtlh chitdm m Mx. 

in I^ttsborgli &is summer. Chambers says 
the esKi^eace was imraJuable because 
"books can only teach me so much.* 

'Actoally seeing what nee<is to be done 
and dcang it will give me a competitive 
edge af^ graduation/' he says. 

Maganzini had a similar take on the 
internships and service-Ieamtog e^eri- 
ences supported by the grants. His SU 
CASA trip helped him realize that "learn- 
ing truly does go beyond the classroom." 

"At Susquehanna, there axe so many 
great opportunities to grow not only as a 
student but as an individual," he says. "It 
creates an environment v/here success is 

English Professor Attends 
Seminar on Liberal Education 

Associate Professor of English Laurence Roth was selected from a national pool 
of applicants to attend the highly selective seminar Twenty-first Century Liberal 
Education held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., this summer. 

Roth joined 14 other scholars from institutions such as Davidson College, Mount 
Hoiyoke College, University of Richmond and Bryn Mawr College in addres.sing the 
mission of the liberal arts college in 21st century America. 

Participants were also asked to consider the application of 

■^■■H liberal education principles in enhancing their effectiveness as 

j0^ college and university teachers in the classroom, in the prepa- 

^B '^■H ration of course offerings, and in the construction of curricula 

^2^H at their academic institutions. 

j^^^k These discussions "wiU prove useful to campus discus- 

^^^H^^^-^ sions about Susquehanna's new central curriculum, about our 
^^BlHRI H assessment of learning outcomes, and about reaUzing our goal 
of making SU one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the 
nation," Roth says. 

Roth teaches literature and Jewish studies courses at Susquehanna. He is the 
author ol Inspecting Jews: American Jewish Detective Stories and and is currently 
co-editing, with Nadia Valman, The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Jewish 
Cultures. He is also the editor of Modem Language Studies, the academic journal 
of the Northeast Modem Language Association. 

Laurence Roih 

SUMMER 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 23 

People Places 

Membm of thf Itiney Mmi Swieiy honored thfit namfyle, Iheiew Pslmei 73 Timy, with a lumheon ihK spring 
Piftyred are, (rom led lo right, from row trscy jnd loan Wiqqtns 'm, iHtk row: Muriel Ungley, Btrttany Wood, (ourinfy 
Allen and Uiislia Swtraon. graduaiinq rnembc5 of ihe socreiy 

Honoring an SU Trailblazer 

Iheresa Palmer '73 Tracy^ the first African-American woman to 
graduate from Susquehanna, was honored at a luncheon this spring 
by the society named for her. 

The Theresa Palmer Society honored Tracy for the pioneering 
role she played in the university's history. At the luncheon, she 
spoke to students about her experiences at Susquehanna, as well as 
her experiences as a female leader. Also recognized at the event were 
graduating members Courtney Allen '08, Mnriel Langley '08, 
Brittany Wood 'oS and Taiisha Swinton '08. 

The society represents a "real belief in diversity of thought and of 
culture, not just of color differences," says Armenia EUnton, interim 
director of multicultural affairs. It was founded by students in 2006 
out of the desire for an organization for women that was, in Hintons 
words, "indicative of Susquehanna and Susquehanna only." Its goals are 
to support the multiple dimensions of race and ethnicity, social class, 
spirituality and sexual orientation of women at Susquehanna, while 
emphasizing identity and leadership. 

The visit by Tracy was monumental not only for members of the 
society but for the university as a whole. Since the formation of the 
Theresa Palmer Society, two other organizations also have been formed 
to promote diversity. One is Phi Beta Sigma, the first historically black 
fraternity at Susquehanna. Five students, Victor Taylor '09, Gregory 
Jones 'iQ, George Livingston '09, Bobby Bradley '10 and Alexander 
James '09, and five faculty and staff members representing academic and 
administrative offices were inducted into the organization in March. 

14 • Susquehanna Currents • summer ioo8 

Pennsylvania Governor Delivers 
Commencement Address 

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendeli gave the 
454 members of the Class of 2008 his recipe for 
success during this year's commencement exer- 
cises, marking the dose of Susquehanna's 150th 
academic year. 

In hfs speech, Rendeli encouraged gradu- 
ates to set their own guidelines for success and 
to create high goals for themselves. The most 
Important thing is that you don't let society or 
anyone else set the criteria of success for you," he 
said.'You set it. You be the Judge. You evaluate 
how you are doing, what your goals are. And if 
you reach your goals and you are happy in what 
you are doing, you will be successful at it. Don't 
worry about anything else." 

President L. Jay Lemons reminded the class 
of their significant place in the history of 
Susquehanna."Collectively and individually, the 
Class of 2008 has a significant legacy. Yet the best 
is before you. You leave here today primed for 
great achievement, distinguished leadership and 
heartfelt service in continuation of Susquehan- 
na's mission. Those three values — achievement, 
leadership, service — formed the foundation of 
our university from its opening 150 years ago and 
remain durableyet dynamic as we learn more 
about the world, shape it and are shaped by it." 

Penniylvania Governor [d Rendeli addresses graduates 
during commencement 

CamBSISi News 

Ijennifer Botchie '99 

And the 2008-09 
Reunion Scholars Are. . . 

Members of last year's reunion classes, from 
1957 through 2002, contributed to the Reunion 
Scholarship Fund. By doing so, they established 
scholarships for rising sophomores at Susque- 
hanna. The recipients of these scholanhips are 

Class of 1957 

Marisa Dadurka, accounting major from Forty 
Fort, Pa. 

Class of 1962 

Anthony Deturo, business majorfrom Roslyn, Pa. 

Class of 1967 

Coty Everttt, communications major from 
Watsomown, Pa. 

Class of 1972 

Shayna Freed, communications major fram 
Vestal, N.Y. 

Class of 1977 

Judith Goltz, music major from Abington, Pa. 

Class of 1982 

Caleb Heisey, graphic design majorfrom 
Newport, Pa, 


Allyson Hemma, creative writing major from 
Danville, Pa. 

Class of 1992 

Adam Krushinskie, political science major from 
Shamokin, Pa. 

Class of 1997 

Amy Merholz, business major from Solon, Ohio 

Class of 2002 

Bruce Osbom, political science major from 
Sayre, Pa. 

These Reunion Scholars are grateful for the 
support of their success at Susquehanna. 
Look for more information about these students 
in the coming months. 





What is the perfect gift for someone 
celebrating his 90th birthday? In the case 
of Paul Coleman '40, the answer might be 
something that reflects a lifelong dedica- 
tion to learning and the field of physics. 

It was this thought that inspired 
Coleman's son, Peter, to imagine the 
possibility of the Paul D. Coleman Physics 
Center at Susquehanna. The center will be 
part of the renovation of Fisher Science 
Hall, which is set to open in the fall of 2011. 

"I saw that Susquehanna was expand- 
ing its science facilities, and around that 
time I was looking to do something for 
my father," Peter Coleman says. "I wanted 
something really special 
and memorable, and 1 
put the two together. 
Susquehanna is the place 
that gave him his start." 

The center will include 
6,200 square feet of space, 
an increase from the current 
5,200 square feet, as well as 
improved labs, office space 
for the physics department 
faculty, and a resource cen- 
ter to help bring students 
and faculty together and 
cultivate relationships out- 
side of the classroom. 

Coleman's interest 
in physics was born at 
Susquehanna, thanks 
to Physics Professor Paul 
Johannes Ovrebo, with 
whom he formed a lasting 
bond. He later earned a 
master's degree from Penn 
State and a doctorate from the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, and was 
awarded an honorary doctor of science 
degree from Susquehanna. 

As a member of the faculty at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
from 1951 to 1988 — where, as he says, he 
"grew Ph.D.s" — Coleman inspired his own 
students and forged similar bonds with 

many of them. The depth of the relation- 
ships he fostered made it easy for his son 
to rally those students, along with family 
and friends, for the necessary donations to 
fund the Coleman Physics Center 
project, though it was not to benefit 
their own alma mater. 

"Students are dear to my heart; 
attracting good students and helping 
them succeed is a very satisfying achieve- 
ment to me," Paul Coleman says. 'Being 
remembered and appreciated and having 
friends as you grow older is still important. 
To have someone spend their time and 
effort, it's pretty hard for an older person 
not to appreciate that." 

{Front, from lefl) Peter Coleman, Paul Coleman '40, Ron Cohen, vice president at 
university relations, and (back row) SU President L. Jay Lemons and Sara Kirkland, 
vice president for administration and planning, celebrate Paul's 90(h birthday at 
the Champaign Country Club, in Champaign, IIL, on May 30. 

"This whole project was an enormous 
labor of love that your son was absolutely 
determined to make happen,' Susquehanna 
President L. Jay Lemons told Coleman 
at his birthday celebration. "He has been 
unbelievable as a volunteer, an organizer 
and a donor." 

And those efforts paid off into quite a 
birthday present. 

SUMMER 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ ij 

Campaign News 

Science Building 
Naming Opportunities 

Naming Opportunity 

Building Name 



East Pavilion 


West Pavilion 


Atrium/Main Entrance 
Each floor by pavilion 



Courtyard/outdoor classroom 



Seminal duplex 


Teaching Labs 




Student/faculty research 


Computer Lab 


Chemistry Demonstration 


Classrooms — general 


Student/faculty research 


Resource centers 

(Ml ,li III '.llliiv .ifl'.tO 




Faculty offices 


Specialty lab support 


S9« ^ 



A typical classroom In llie new building, offering (acuity the nexibility of combining 
lecture and lab actlvitiei in a given class. 

Campaign News 





Art, Science, Green and You 

Lives, Building 
Futures reaches 
$50.3 million 


Changing Lives, Building 
futures seeks to raise $70 
million by 2010 in new 
resources to support 
endowment and program 
goals, construction of a new 
science facility and financial 
aid for students. 


Construction of Susquehanna University's 
new S33 million science buiWing has begun, 
and with ii comes a special and creative 
opportunity for donors to leave a legacy by 
supporting the top priority in the Changing 
Lives, Building Futures campaign. 

When it opens in 2010, the new 75,cx>o- 
square-foot science building, located across 
University Avenue from Fisher Science Hall, 
will demonstrate Susquehanna University's 
commitment to sustainability and envi- 
ronmental consciousness. The building is 
designed to meet or exceed the U.S. Green 
Building Council's Leadership in Energy and 
Environmental Design (LEED) certification 
criteria. "Green" elements of the building 
will include 

• the use of recycled materials in the 

• an energy-efficient HVAC system; 

• water-reduction capabilities; 

• daylight harvesting; and 
■ a rooftop greenhouse. 

The university will also earn a LEED 
certification point for innovation because 
of an education exhibit that helps visitors 
see and comprehend these energy-saving 
and environmentally friendly features. This 
exhibit will be housed in a central location 
and feature computer kiosks that enable 
users to call up various building features, 
read about their design elements, see real- 
time energy usage and learn more about 
the LEED process. 

Donors, with gifts of as little as $450 
spread over three years, can support the 
effort and help earn the LEED point — and 
have their names attached permanently 
to the project. 

Here's How 

For a gift of S4S0, payable over a period 
of up to three years, your name(s) will be 

displayed in the Pine donor category on a 
large wall near the exhibit, identifying you 
as an important supporter of the project. 

For 3 gift of <;i,50o, payable over a 
period of up to three years, your name(s) 
will be displayed in the Jad« donor 
category on the wall near the exhibit, 
identifying you as an Important supporter 
of the project. 

For a gift of, payable over a 
period of up to three years, an Emarald 
donor can purchase one (or more) of 115 
pavers in the Periodic Table of Elements 
courtyard patio outside the building's 
north entrance. We will engrave the donor's 
name(s) on the paver. If you have a favorite 
element, you can select it; but availability is 
on a first-come, first-served basis, and some 
have already been purchased. 

If You're Interested 

Act now! Gifts or pledges can be made 
online at 
sciences or by contacting the Susquehanna 
University Fund office at 57o-372-4'i7 or If you make a multiyear 
gift commitment, we need to receive a first 
installment from you on or before June 
30, 2009, in order to include your name(s) 
on the interior wall or in the courtyard 
patio. We will also be providing guidelines 
for donors to help determine how names 
can be represented on the wall and in the 
Periodic Table of Elements courtyard. 

...and come Fall 2010... 

We look forward to opening the building 
and celebrating your contribution to the 
project! Thanks for helping "LEED" the way, 
and please contact us if you have questions 
or would like more information. 

SUMMER aooa • Susquehanna Currents • ^7 

Campaign News 

Honor Roll of Donors 

The Changing Lives, Building Futures campaign has received gifts and pledges from thousands of alumni, parents, 
friends and organizations. Their investments provide powerful messages of confidence in Susquehanna's priorities, 
which focus on student learning and achievement. We are grateful for all gifts, large and small, that have brought the 
campaign to sso-3 million toward its S70 million target. 

Leadership gift commitments have provided key support enabling us to move forward on important projects and 
programs. It is a special pleasure to recognize and thank the following donors who have made very generous gifts to 
the campaign through June 30, 2008: 


Charles B. Degenstein Foundation 


Douglas E. '49, H'gs* and Lucille Groff Arthur 

John Family Foundation 

Terry L. '67 and Pauline Maurer March 

Richard King Mellon Foundation 

Estate of Richard G. and Josephine Ranck 

Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney Roush 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

James W. '64 and Barbara Evans '65 Summers 

$500,000 + 

Charles Foundation Inc. 
Estate of Ethel S. Gilbert '40 
Robert L. and Deonne Gronlund 
Estate of Clyde H. Jacobs P'65, H'oo 
Edward R. '69 and Donna Schmidt 
Susan Garman '70 Shipe and 

Juan J. DelCastillo 
Donald B. and Dorothy L Stabler Foundation 
John R. '7S and Mary Kay Strangfeld 

$250,000 + 


James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 

John B. and Elizabeth Apple 

Alan M. '72 and Roxanne Bennett 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Estate of Elizabeth M. Fisher '28 

Harold S. Greenly '50 

Halliburton Foundation 

Barry R. '68 and Denise Horton '68 Jackson 

Gloria Fayior '85 and David Karchner 

The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation 

L. Jay and Marsha S. Lemons 

Estate of Andrew C. Long '28 

Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo 

Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott '55 Nunn P'8i 

Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05 

Thrivent Financial 

Estate of Gladys Koc Van Horn 



Arlin M. H'85 and Neysa C. Adams 

George I. Alden Trust 

Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 


James R '65 and Carole App 

Lyn Bailey '51 D'Alessandro 

Estate of Marie R Baird 

Estate of Ruth G. Botdorf '45 

Brother's Brother Foundation 

Hazel J. Brobst '51, H'03 Brown and 

Robert F. Brown P'73 
ArthurVining Davis Foundations 
Estate of Belle Duke 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Samuel H. H'02 and Dorothy Evert 
Fidelity Investments Charitable Foundation 
Robert L. '59 and Linda Traub '6^ Fiscus 
Wayne H. '66 and Natalie Fisher 
Signe S. Gates '71 
Francis R. Gelnett '37 
Joseph I. and Ellen Goldstein 
Robert G. '64 and Isabelle Gundaker P'gi 
William Randolph Hearst Foundation 
Warren C. Herrold '41, P'7i 
Carl H. Hitchner Foundation 
Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation 
Lawrence L and Julia Z. Hoverter 

Charitable Foundation 
Carl Johnson 
Mary Kllngelhoeffer '53 

Estate of Mildred H. Kroeck 

Estate of Marlin R Krouse '48 

Raymond C. '50 and Kay LaRue '52 Lauver 

Eleanor E. Croft '39 Learn 

Frank J. '64 and Linda Leber 

George '54 and Lorraine Rarick '52 Liddington 

Lumina Foundation 

R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 

Merck Company Foundation 

Estate of Jonathan C. Messerll H'g3 

Doria Nary 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 

David R. '79 and Ellen Schmidt '79 Odenath 

Martin L. '98 and Karyn Kern 'oi Pinter 

Saul and Florence Putterman 

Estate of Emily Rahter 

Robert H. '69 and Carol Scherb '70 Ray 

Bonnie Bucks '65 Reece and 

James S. Reece P'93 
Richard D. '60 and Melba Reichard 
Estate of Kathryn A. Jarrett '34 Rhoads 
E. Raymond Shaheen '37, H'gg* 
Stephen R, Shilling '80* 
Estate of Erie I. Shobert, II '35 
Estate of William David Smith 
Spirit of New England Baseball Club 
Estate of Jean L. Stellfox 
Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. 
Frank J. '69 and Elaine Trembulak P'93 
Dorothy Turner '36 
Doris R Updegrove 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 
Estate of Gladys Weil 
Howard and Judith Wentz 
Wrlght-Bentley Foundation 

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Campaign News 





John A. Apple Foundation 

Gary E. '69 and Barbara Baylor 

Estate of Algetha E. Sthare '33 Bergstresser 

Butter-Krust Baking Company 

John A. and Jane C Carpenter 

W. Talbot '76 and Sue Daley 

Rusty '76 and Kathi Stine '76 Flack P'05, P'09 

Ambrose & Ida '21 Fredrickson Foundation 

Harold A. Freed '66 

Gicking Family 

Good Samaritan Inc. 

DwightW. Gordon '81 

Estate of Martin L. Grossman '25 

Robert L. Hackenberg '56 

John N. and Gail Short Hanson P'97 

Louise F Hively 

IFSA Foundation Inc. 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thomas Knapp 

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. 

Rebecca Shade '54 and Jacques Mignot 

Dawn Grigg '68 Mueller and 

Alan G. Fleischer 
Johanna Sheese '68 Murray and 

Anthony T.Murray 

Pollock Foundation 
Estate of Sachiko K. Presser 
PriceWaterhouse Coopers 
Robert and Natalie Rooke P'82 
Ruth Roush 

Louis F '50 and Ashie Santangelo 

Estate of Howard H. Schnure 

Jesse H. Stone '51 

Student Government Association 


Verizon Foundation 

Janet Weis 

Wood-Mode Inc. 


Estate of Susan G. Goyne '44 Amedow 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

Annenberg Foundation 

Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Estate of Betty Becker 

Marie W.BIouqh* 

Victor R. Boris '77 

Communrty Foundation for the Alleghenies 

Joel H'oo and Trudy H'oo Cunningham 

Nancy A. Davis '61 

Sue C. Davis '66 

Charles L '74 and Gloria Klugh DeBrunner 

Ernst & Young Foundation 

Burdell S. Faust '51 

Donald L. & Linda Fetterolf Foundation 

Michael L.Fetterolf '95 

Follett Corporation 

Sheryl Hardy '71 and Jeffrey Fortune 

John G '71 and Ginny Foos 

Robert N. Go ttshall 

Charles H. '50 and Lois Seybrecht '51 Grund 

Harsco Corporation 

Brant D. Hornberger '94 

IBM Matching Grants Program 

Estate of Alice Ann Patterson '58 Jacobs 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Lori Border '64 Kissinger and Roy Kissinger 

Hany M. '56 and Sue Leister P'8o 

William A. '68 and Deborah Lewis 

David L '78 and E. Lynne Campbell '77 Liebrock 

Barry I. '69 and Jean McEvoy '71 Llewellyn 

Jane Isaacs Lowe 

Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA 

Milton H. '65 and IDorothy Maslin 

William '48 and Joyce Jenkins '45 McClure 

Charles H. '68 and Nanci McLeskey 

Estate of E. Dorothea Meyer '33 

Moody's Foundation 

National Science Foundation 

Carl 0. Nelson 

Joseph P. '71 and Carolyn Palchak 

Prudential Foundation 

Qualcomm Inc. 

Research Corporation 

Samuel D. '54 and Dorothy Apgar '53 Ross 

Merle F. '55 and Nancy Ulsh P'84 '88 

Wachovia Foundation 

Estate of Helen Salem '19 Wescoat 

Margaret Wilt 


Thank You. 

We appreciate these donors, and all donors, whose gifts have already helped change lives and 
build futures for thousands of Susquehanna students. At a time of increasing competition for 
charitable contributions, we are mindful that donors have many choices, and so we are grateful 
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gT]UUrQFBI.I>,JI«(il JU{fi 7 

etpected it would be He ifid very well 
on die tests ami restively poody oq 
assigrtments that reqoilsd good 'writtea 
and oral skills. The sih?er lining was that 
the experience forced him to improve 
where he felt he was weakest. And that 
was exactly why he said he chose to 
enroll at Darden. 

His next move was again somewhat 
eounterintuitiwe. While most of his 
classmates majoring in finance went off 
to brokerage firms and banks, Strang- 
feld accepted an offer from Pfudentialj 
which at the time was known mostly as 
an insaraaee compariy, not an irnfest- 
mentpowerhousc. Choosing Prudential 
was Ilk* choosing the road less taweled, 
hut in hindsight, it vns a clever tacks It 
would allow him to excel and position 
himself to begin scaJli^ the Rock. 

.Prudentiai, FiSANCiAL was 
fcmnded in i&ts aslhe Pradenfiai 
iFiiendiy Society. It manages aboxjt 
M48 billion in asse(3> as of yew-end kso^j 
3n:d h®. offices throughout the cotmtry 
and in Asiaj Latin America and Europe. 
Tliiough its siibsidiatieSj itprosrides 
insurance, investment management and 
other fiiMncta] products and services to 
both teteil and iJistitutioMl cusiomeis. It 
Is one of the nation's most endtimg and 
powerfiil financial Iconst Ih the i^sos, its 
ftiOcfc of Gibraltar logo became synoi^'- 
raoas with one of AmeriaCs most 
popular television newsma^zine 
^ows — Tifie Twentieth CeHtefy— hosted 
by a yOttng broadcaster named Walter 
Cronkite, Over the yearSj the compitay 
hasbecome a symbol of America's 
financial strength arid dominance— so 
much so that in August 1004, the US 
Office of Homeland Security revealed 
that terrorists were plannifltgto strike its 
Newark headifniarters, 

Sttaflgfeld, who is 54, jotoed Prudential 
in tftf f . Over the next three decades, 
he took postingsln Minneapolis, San 
Frandsc«, London and New York City. 
Largely through his leadership, Pruderstial 
teansf^rmed its investment manage^ 
ment busin^S: ihto an operation with 
$439 billion in assets tinder management 
at y^r-end 2007; He heiped engineer 
a critical joint venture with Vfachovia 
arid the acquisition of CIGNA Cof- 
porationi tetifenient lines ofbiisiness. 
In November, -while servingas vice 

dudntiai), Prodaoitial's board aononnced 
i&s appointanent as the company's new 
<^a!rman and CEO. Then-Chairman and 
CEO Arthur Ryan said of the board's 
decision, "The board's decision to name 
John as the company's new CEO and 
chairman-elect represents the culmina- 
tion of a thoughtfii! succession process 
that began nearly two years ago. He is an 
outstanding leader who has the qualities 
and skills necessary to ensure Prudential's 
growth and success." 

Change, Strangfeld says, is what 
keeps the job fresh for him. "If you look 
at Prudential, we are a 131-year-old com- 
pany that has had more change in the last 
decade than we probably have had in the 
previous century. To me, you have to keep 
evolving to maintain your relevance and 
to cam the right to grow." To that end, 
over the last five years Strangfeld has been 
focusing the company on new markets. 
He follows demographic trends closely 
and knows that as Baby Boomers come 
of age, they are more concerned about 
oudiving their financial resources than 
they are about their premature demise. 
That suggests a growing footprint in 
retirement products, which is a departure 
from Prudential's traditional strength in 
insurance products. 

Prudential is not the only company • 
that has come to this conclusion, but it 
maybe one of the best positioned. "In the 
retirement space, we are among the top 
five playets in the annuity market^ the top 
10 players in the retirement services mar- 
ket — meaning 40i-Ks and those prod- 
ucts—and a top-io player in managing 
defiuried benefit as.sets for pension plans," 
he says. "There are not many compa- 
nies— In ftct, I can't think of any —that 
are strong in each of those areas. The fact 
that we do all of them and do them as 
effectively as we do is very distinctive." 

Strangfeld says he is honored to have 
the opportunity to take Prudential to the 
next level and is excited by the prospects. 
"I believe tiiat if you do a really good job 
of serving your customers, you can also 
handsomely reward your employees and 
produce an attractive return for the share- 
holders. And figuring out how to raise 
oiu- game, to earn our right to grow more 
rapidly and in the process create better 
results for our customers ... to me that's a 
very motivating concept." 

Therbsponsibilities that rm on 
the shoulders of a corporabe CEO are 
immensfc But for Strangfeld, the 
responsibilities go beyond the workplace. 
He wants to make a difference not only in 
the lives of his colleagues, customers and 
stockholders, but also in the lives of those 
who do not have the opportunities he has 
had. Following the example set by his 
parents, Strangfeld and his wife have 
committed much of dieir time, assets and 
focus to philanthropic causes. The 
common theme that runs through all of 
their philantiiropic interests is providing 
educational opportunities to those who 
otherwise might not be able to aiTord it. 

The Strangfelds have personally 
supported a number of students through 
college, in addition to their own. They 
have set up funds for coaching interns 
at Susqueharma University and for 
military officers transitioning to the 
private sector at Darden. He believes 
fiinding the salaries of coaching interns 
is a wonderfiil "flywheel" opportunity 
for enhancing the athletic program and 
the recruitment goals of Susqueharma, 
and a great way to build out the experi- 
ences of student athletes. He also sees it 
as a great stepping-stone for the interns 
themselves to get their foot in the door 
in collegiate coaching. "It's a win/win all 
the way around." 

The program at Darden pays the 
tuition of military officers who also seek 
to transition to leadership roles in civil- 
ian life through an MBA. Many of these 
individuals are married with children and 
have recendy served in combat. "These 
are people who have learned how to 
lead, who have learned how to deal with 
stress, who have learned how to moti- 
vate talented people," he says. "Frankly, 
it's a way of giving back that will greatly 
benefit our society I think because of the 
experiences these military people have 
had, particularly over the last five years, 
they deserve our support." 

For Strangfeld, these are the reasons 
he gets up in the morning. He says he 
wants to leave a legacy of talented people, 
whether they work in his company or 
somewhere else. And at the end of the 
day, he wants to be able to look back, 
smile and feel like he played a role in 
someone else's success. -— 

Gero/tf S,i£a(jen it asikwi}t cte pres0ent fyr 
eommimlair^m ot iusquehmna. 

Susquchaiin.i Ciinents ■ summe, r ioot< 

Alumni Notes 

Message Board 


One: One university, one faimly, one big year. I hope you 
have had the chance, or will make the opportunity, to join us 
for any number of big events during Susquehanna's special, 
year-long sesquicenteimial celebration. 

Five: Five great dates (it's really eight, but who's counting?) 

Sept. 6 — SU football. Another kickoff, this time to the football season, with an 
alumni event on Sept. s, the night before the opener against Moravian in Bethlehem. 
The Football Alumni Association will hold a special meeting on Saturday morning 
before the game, featuring President L.Jay Lemons. 

Sept. 15 — Constitution Day celebration, featuring the Honorable Samuel A. Alito 
Jr An evening lecture that brings the nation's noth Supreme Court justice to 
Selinsgrove, sponsored by the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society. 

Oct. 1 — Alumni Career Fair. An annual event sponsored by the Center for Career 
Services. Kick off Homecoming Reunion Weekend a day early and visit with SU 
students at the Career Fair. If you are a graduate with a full-time job opening at your 
company, are interested in hiring a student intern for summer 2009, or want to do 
some networking of your own, please consider coming back for this event, held from 
u a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 570-371-4115, or the Center 
for Career Services at 570-372-4146 if you would like more information. 

Oct, 3-5 — Homecoming Reunion Weekend. A three-day event honoring the 
founding of our alma mater. The weekend begins Friday with a festive celebration of 
the 25th anniversary of the Sigmund Weis School of Business, the 50th reunion of the 
Class of 1958, and the Sesquicentennial Ball, featuring special musical performances 
and the crowning of the Homecoming queen and king. Saturday will feature the 
sesquicentennial parade, a cornerstone-laying ceremony for the new science building, 
and the football game. On Sunday, President Lemons honors his rain check to the 
Class of 2008 (also open to other interested guests) and leads the annual senior class 
hike up Mount Mahanoy. Finally, we celebrate the 2008 distinguished alumni award 
winners at a banquet that also recognizes all past award recipients. 

Nov. i8 — Entrepreneurship Week. An evening panel discussion featuring alumni 
experts discussing U.S. competitiveness in a global economy 

Zero: As in none, nada, nil, the big goose egg. 

It's the number of occasions — after this year — that we'll have to celebrate our 
alma mater's 150th anniversary! Please come and be a part of the extraordinary activi- 
ties that will remind you how wonderful and special it is to be part of the Susquehanna 
University family. 

"Loyal to her by night and by noon, we'll raise the Orange and Maroon." 


Becky Bramer 'gi Deitrick 

Director of Alumni Relations 

ttiiii un.'n.Ti 


Harry "Bncky" L. Qark Jr. '59 

has been elected a trustee of 
Abington MemoriaJ Hospital 
in Abington, Pa. 



George Kirchner '64 received 
the Pennsylvania Dental Asso- 
ciation's (PDA) highest honor, 
the distinguished service award. 
It was presented to him on April 
11 during the PDA's annual meet- 
ing in Hershey, Pa. George is a 
general dentist in Allentown, Pa. 

Nancy Corson '65 Carter i.s 

serving as chair of the board at 
New Hope Camp and Confer- 
ence Center Inc., Chapel Hill, 
N.C. Located in the heart of the 
Triangle Area (Durham, Chapel 
Hill and Raleigh), it's situated 
among ids acres of hardwood 
forest, a fine place for rest and 
recreation. Her continuing work 
in environmental advocacy 
includes facilitating an envi- 
ronmental support group at the 
Church of Reconciliation, 

SUMMER 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 31 

Alumni Notes 

PCUSA, Chapel Hill, and 
leading *hop£ workshops" on 
climate change for the North 
Carolina Interfaitli Power and 
Light progranv Nanqi has also 
just published another book of 
poetryj Near tht End of the Bainy 
Season: Piseuup^m faparti avail- 
able frorti PudfJing Hoxise Press, 
Columbus, Qhia 

■*^ lA' ail 


;^ £ -aJ 

Bctiiixle JilJcier 'ToJUjg^tc^p is 

the director of development ser- 
vices «Jt the Aircraft Owners and 
Pilots AssocSaiion (AsOPA) in 
Prederickj Mdi AOPA is a tage 
membership-based not-for-prftlit 
organization serving general 
aviation pilots and owners. The 
association is be^oLnga $50; 
milltoa campsigp to support air 
safety edncate pilots, sustaiij 
airports and educate^^e public 
about general a'nation. 


Mark Stevens '71 retired from 
Mandarin High School in 
Jacksonville, Fla. He v/as one of 
the first teachers to kick-start 
Mandarin's first high school 
in 1990. He hopes to continue 
counseling at a private school 
or return to the Duval County 
School District part-time. 

Robert Swope '71 has written 
and published the book A Real 
Photo Postcard History on the 
early development of nearby 
Turbotville and Lewis Town- 
ship of Northumberland County, 
Pa. In the book, Swope has 
included hundreds of photo 
postcards and photos that have 
never been published before, and 
has written a fascinating history 
to accompany the images, The 

bookis avail^le in softbound 
for S20 aiid hardbouftd for 
Jjo directly firom him, Robert 
Svifope, P.O. Sax 184, New Hope, 
Va> 144*9; or e-maj] nohope(^ 
newhopetel,net; or call 540- 
3153-45J7. The book features a 
chapter oa his pxai uncle, JaiEie^ 
Sannen Swope (Class 0/1909), 
who was an early postcard pho- 
tographer and later a Lutheran 
raiijiBter, Mafty ctf Bi«a«n 
Swope's postcards are shown- 
in the book. James Barmen 
Swope married Mai^et Yeaget 
of Halifax, Pa, (Class of 1910), 
gtaduated from Gettysburg 
Semiaary iri igii and became a 
Lutheian minister^at year^ A 
chapter in Robert Swopei's book 
discusses the photogfiipher's life 
and career, and showcases some 
ofjhis pho bsgraphs. 


Linda Degrassi '74 Swope 

has returned to school part- 
time to take postgraduate 
classes in music composi- 
tion. She just received a $500 
grant from the Valley Council 
of the Arts in Harrisonburg, Va., 
to help with her studies as she 
works on composing a major 
multi-movement work for choir 
and orchestra on the theme 
of world peace. She is setting 
various texts, including passages 
from the Bible and thoughts 
and verse of soldiers and others 
involved in war, to music, urging 
people to think of peace. She 
has promised the arts council a 
performance upon completion, 
which she hopes will be within 
the next two years. 

Joaii Marshall '74 Wiggins 

recently retired after 31 i/z 
years of teaching music and 
serving as assistant principal for 
Harford County Public Schools 

ifl Maryland. She is ao* the 
co-owner of the Music Village, a 
new musicschool in Aberdeen, 
Md. She had the honorof sing- 
ing at Gartjegie Hal! with the SU 
dtoir ijn March. 

Janet Diehl '7S Ayres (See aoo6) 

Albert M. No^e '77 was 
promoted to vice president of 
finance, and corporate secretary 
of Odfjell USA Inc. In addition 
to his current duties, Bert will 
be responsible for the corporate 
IT and purchasing departments. 
He will also have a new role in 
business development. 

Bryan Polk '77 was promoted to 
senior lecturer in religious stud- 
ies in summer 2007 and in the 
spring received the "Outstanding 
Teacher Award" — all at Penn 
State Abington. He continues to 
research neolithic stone circles in 
southwestern England and will be 
taking a class to England during 
Spring Break 1009 as part of an 
embedded international studies 
course on "Neolithic Stone 
Circles in Southwestern England." 



MoUie Messner '78 Hines 
graduated from Texas Wesleyan 
School of Law in Ft. Worth, 
Texas, with a J.D. In July she will 
be taking the Texas bar exam. 
She holds two other graduate 
degrees, an M,A. from Southern 
Methodist University and an 
M.B.A. from Texas Women's 
University. She credits the late 
Jane Barlow, professor emeritus 
of classical languages, with not 
only her academic success but 

also her career success. Barlow 
believed in her and encouraged 
and taught her that she can do 
anything. MoUie has always 
worked and had to go to school 
at night — starting with her 
undergraduate education at 
Susquehanna University. Barlow 
was her inspiration then, and 
Mollie thinks of her fondly and 
often. She believes it is an honor 
to have graduated from such a 
wonderfiil university. 

James Umble '78, professor 
of music at Youngstown State 
University, will jom the Cleveland 
Orchestra in their upcoming 
performances in Florida and 
at Cleveland's Severance Hall, 
performing the saxophone 
excerpts in a niunber of concerts. 
He was heard earlier in February 
joining the Cleveland Orches- 
tra at Severance Hall in Alban 
Berg's Concerto for Violin under 
the direction of Pierre Boulez. 
Umble was selected to be one of 
two featured concerto soloists at 
the North American Saxophone 
Alliance Biennial Conference 
held in April at the University of 
South Carolina. He was featured 
performing composer Till Meyn's 
Concerto for Saxophone and Wind 
Ensemble with the University of 
South Carolina Wind Ensemble, 
a work that Umble premiered 
with the YSU Symphonic Wind 
Ensemble under the direction of 
Stephen Gage. Umble will also 
join his trio, known for 14 years 
as the Cleveland Duo and James 
Umble, in April performances in 
Oregon and South Dakota. Final- 
ly, Umble's trio will present an 
evemng of new works composed 
for them by selected members 
of the Cleveland Composers 
Guild. Umble frequently appears 
throughout the Umted States 
with this trio, which includes 
Umble on saxophone along with 
violinist Stephen Warner and 
pianist/violinist Carolyn Gadiel 
Warner, both from the Cleveland 
Orchestra. Other recent perfor- 
mances have taken the trio to the 
University of Tampa, West Palm 
Beach Atlantic University, the 
University of Central Arkansas, 

32 ■ Susquehanna Currents • summer 1008 

and other musical venues around 
the country. In addition to 
chamber music performances, 
tliese visits include guest teaching 
opportunities, and listening to 
and working with students from 
the host school in a live-perfor- 
mance settijig. 

Kerry P. Maurer '79 earned 
a doctor of ministry degree 
from the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Philadelphia. He 
is the senior pastor at St. Luke 
Lutheran Church in Bloomsburg, 
Pa. His daughter, Emily, is a 
member of the ioo8 graduating 
class of Susquehanna University. 

Sally Zapp '79 married James 
(Jay) Showalter onjan. 3 at Faith 
Presbyterian Church in Emmaus, 
Pa. Shirley Bailey '77 Willard 
attended the wedding. Sally and 
Jay live in Quakertown, Pa. 

Phillip Coinpton '80 works 
as an artist from his studio in 
Reading, Pa., specializing in 
landscapes, architectural paint- 
ings and commissioned portraits 
More information may be 
obtained by e-mail at 
or calling 610-378-9137. 

Alayne Hunter 'So Fessler 

received a master's degree in 
adult education from the Penn- 
sylvania State University in May. 
She is the program director 
ofthe Medical Laboratory 
Technician Program at Read- 
ing Area Community College. 
She and her husband, Bob '80, 
live in Reading with their three 
sons, Dan '08, Matthew and Neal, 

toj^ht Stephanie Owens '07 

■' Doing It UteiGffipf 








For 2007 Honors Program graduate 
Stephanie Owens, the path toward a 
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantshlp 
In Chile began with the confluence of her 
interests in feminism and wordplay. 

"Iconsidermyselftobea bitof a word- 
smith,' says Owens, 'and I had heard that 
Chileans are renowned for having a unique 
vocabulary that's full of .slang and interest- 
ing expressions." During an anthropology 
class with Associate Professor Shari Jacobson 
Owens explored the development of 
feminism In Chile from the Pinochet diag- 
torship through the 2006 elections in which 
A/lichelle Bacheiet became the country's first 
woman president. So when the time came 
to apply for a Fulbright award, Chile was a 
natural choice. 

Owens currently lives with a host family 
in Temuco, where she assists in seven 
sections of English in the Translation 
Department at La Universidad Catolica. 
Although she has found the language 
barrier difficult to overcome, she welcomes 
the challenge of trying to fit in like a native 
speaker,"! especially enjoy seeing how 
people react when I can make a joke that 
only Chileans would understand.'she says, 
"or when I watch a popular soap opera 
and finally understand an entire segment, 
including the slang.' Droll occurrences of 
culture shock are taken in stride; a particular 
sandwich, she discovers, is devoured v^ith 
the aid of silverware, and not, as she had 
assumed, with her hands, 

A young woman possessing great energy 
and creativity, Owens has not been content 
to perform only her assigned tasks. She 
offers her students workshops on such 
topics as American Icons and Pop Culture, 
hosts English-language luncheons at her 
home and recently started an internet Pen 
Pal program through which her students in 
Chile can talk to American college students 
or alumni via AOL Instant Messenger. At 
semester's end, notes from these instant 
messages will be given to Owens, who will 
compile a dictionary of slang and phrases 
for use by future students. 

Owens says the best decision she made 
during her college career was declaring a 
sociology major, which brought her under 


StephanieOwens in Chile, 

the influerKe of ptofessofs such as Jacob- 
son, who, 0\Mens says, 'holds students lo the 
highest starkdards and expects excellence In 
evsry aspect of vwjrfc While this Is Incredibly 
chaltengirtg, het cla»es wer« some of the 
most rewarding because! really feh proud 
of myself at the end of the semester.' 

Although the work is paramount, Owens 
is heartily enjoying her sojourn tn ChBe, She 
has toured the national parks, mingled In 
the street life ofthe cities and Is planning 
a white-water rafting trip. 

Like many traveling Americans, Owen; 
sometimes hears a negative comment 
about her homeland and its people. But 
she sees this as 'an opportunity to examine 
the good sides of seemingly negative ste- 
reotypes." For example, she will deflect the 
criticism that Americans are too competitive 
by employing the Chilean phrase /lacer a/90 
a lo gringo ("to do something like a gringo"), 
which means to perform a task all-out and 
In the best possible way. 

In short, the Stephanie Owens way 

Read mor« about Stephanie Owens' 
Fulbright experience at 

Larry Gaffn^M. fflsSlftftttffisig wmsMm 
Williamiporl, Pu. 


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SUMMER 1008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 33 

Alumni Notes 


John Christiansen 01 

Making a Difference, 
One Quarter at a Tune 

Cindy Towtisend '81 Martin was 

named employee of the year for 
1007 at the Morrisville School 
District in Morrisville, N.Y. She 
has been teaching music at the 
Edward R. Andrews Elementary 
School in Morrisville since 1981. 

Would you pay a quarter for a CD of a cap- 
pella music by a group of talented singers 
called "A Bunch of Guys"? Sure you would. 
But how about for the same CD? 

Such a wild fluctuation in pricing is most 
uncommon, but then again John Chris- 
tiansen '01 is an uncommon man. Currently 
a research fellow at the University of Colo 
rado's Center for Neuroscience in Boulder, 
Christianson has been devoting his energies 
to the betterment of mankind since his 
youthful days as a counselor at Calumet, a 
Lutheran camp in rural New Hampshire."! 
loved working vvith kids," he says, "and this 
led me to a major in psychology at SU." 

lohn Ihristianson ai work in ifie lab. 

His plans for ac'areer as ah educator or a 
counselor took a turn when he came under 
the Influence of Professor of Psychology 
James Misanln, who guided him toward 
a dlffertnt path. 'At a small school like SU," 
says ChrJstlsnsort, 'a good professor can get 
to know a student ^nd look beneath the 
uncertainty for the btg picture.' 

In Christianson, Misanln saw a talent for 
the painstaking work of scientific research. 
This led CO a Ph.D, at the University of New 
Hampshire, and ultimately to a National 
Research Service award from the National 

instftutes of Health to stuify the neuroWo- 
lo^cal factors assoctated with stress, He Is 
currently woiWng aitifeCenter'for Meuro- 
sdence attiefnlversliy of Coforarfa His 
goal is to betet understand the m,achlJiery 
of the brain and how ftcftrs Sudi as eter- 
cise, for example,. tietp an organism cope 
wftf) stress. He hep^ ttiat h1$ findings will 
add to our knowledge df tfrebtafn-body 
connection and Improve me^ods for treat- 
ing sickness and depression. 

And what, you may ask, does any of 
this have tcrdo viflth a $S/000 CD1 The 
connection Is service. 

As 3 Boy Scout and camp counselor, 
Christiansen came to appreciate the joy 
of serving others. This love for service 
continued through college. 1 was really 
Impressed/ he says, 'Wiat one of the first 
things we did at SU was to get Involved 
In community service projects. Not only 
was the work Itself satisfying, but It was a 
great way to make new friends. Ifs hard 
to be In a bad mood when you^e putting 
tocffethara swing set.' 

And music, a big part of Chrlstlansorfs 
life, has also beer\ vejy much about service. 
"A Bunch of Guys' was formed by a group 
of UNH Lutheran Students Interested not 
only In singing, but also in charitable 
works. Christianson says, 'People who I call 
'Angel Donors' contributed enough so that 
we could produce a high-quality CD, and 
we decided to give ail the sales to the ELCA 
[Evangelical Lutheran Church In America) 
world hunger campaign.'They sold the 
CDs at concern, asking only that buyers 
give what they could affonl. One generous 
soul paid ?5,ooo. At the same concert, a 
child gave them a quarter. Christiansen, 
a man who Understands the meaning of 
giving, says, "The large donations were 
wonderful. But In a way the quarter meant 
even more to us." 

Larry Gaffney is a contribuiing wiirer from 
Williamspon, Pa. 

James FoUweiler '83, a lieuten- 
ant colonel in the U.S. Army 
Reserve, is currendy deployed 
and serving as commander of 
the Defense Logistics Agency 
Support Team at Bagram Airfield 
in Afghanistan. He owns a 
packaging material business, 
the Packaging Outlet, and is 
continuing graduate studies in 
history at Lehigh University. 


Jill Keoppel '84 was elected 
board president for the Metro 
Multifamily Housing Associa- 
tion (MJylHA). The association 
is a strong voice for the multi- 
family industry in Oregon and 
southwest Washington, serving 
owners and managers of more 
than 150,000 apartment homes. 
Jill is a senior portfolio manager 
with Income Property Manage- 
ment in Portland, Ore. 

Suzanne Leach '84 Magrowski 

is the creative director of copy 
at Bachleda Advertising in 
Schaefferstown, Pa. She lives 
with her two sons, Benjamin, 
13, and Max, 7, at 510 Marshall 
Drive, Shillington, PA 19607. 
She can be reached at suzanne. 

Pam DeVito '85 and Frank Ven- 
turella, became the parents of a 

daughter, Lauren EBwibeth, Aug. 
ij, 2006. She jQiaed brothers 
Christian, 9, and Adam, 7. 

Kc% Raratsddl '8$ Fineman 

is thereg^onal coordinator for 
the Eastern Pennsylvania Region 
of the Jane Austen Society of 
North America. Kelly lives in 


Kat Kissiager '86 Snowe is ah 
information services consultant 
with the PMA Insurance Group 
of Lemoyne, Pa, She and her 
husband, David, relocated to 
State College, Pa. 


Gigi Wainwright '90 Baker and 

her husband, Jeff, became the 
parents of a daughter, Cath- 
erine Jo, on Feb. 3,, Groundhog 
Day. She joins her z-year-old 
brother, Wyatt James. They live 
in Gary, N,C- 

Jennifer Miller '90 Sheckells 
is the operations manager for 
assisted living and memory care 
programs at Freedom Village of 
Brandywine, a Brookdale Senior 
Living retirement community 
in West Brandywine, Pa. After 
she started working there, she 
learned Juliet DeMoIa '98 is the 
social services coordinator at 
Freedom Village. 

jif ./Pi. ■ ■*• 

BiO Corcoran '91 received the 
seB7 Commercial Master Sales- 
«i«H Amid from th« Tojo Com- 
pany at the company's annual 
awards banquet held on Jan. 30 at 

the Golf Industry Show. Bill's wife, 
Pim, was flown in to surprise him. 
They live in Havartown, Pa., with 
their three children. 

Tom Wolf' 91 was recently 
named head football coach at 
Twin Valley High School in 
Morgantown, Pa. Tom teaches 
at Downingtown, Pa., Middle 
School and currently lives in 
Downingtown with his wife, 
Michelle, and two daughters, 
Peyton, 7, and Brynn, 4. 

MarkZiroxnerman '91 and his 
wife, Truly, became the parents 
of a daughter, Sarah Elise, Feb. 
20. She is the first granddaughter 
of Philip '61 and Jocelyn Swope 
'61 Zimmerman and the niece 
of David '8$ and Laura Bryan 
'84 Zimmerman, and Jill and 
Andrew 'Si Zimmennan, 

arborist with the International 
Society of Arboriculture. 

William "Jay" Bosanko '91 was 

named the new director of the 
Information Security Oversight 
Office (ISOO). The president 
of the United States approved 
his appointment, which was 
effective April 14. The ISOO 
is responsible to the president 
for policy and oversight of the 
govemmentwide security classi- 
fication system and the National 
Industrial Security Program. 

Tammy Frailey '9a Shearer was 

selected as one of Pennsylvania's 
leeS Best JO Women in Business. 

Kivame Lloyd gj wfss nafljed 
head coach of the women's soc- 
Cer program at the University of 

Mike Sisti 'uj wis named mar- 
keting mattager at Lebanon Turf. 
He has vffitten articles for several 
landscape trade publications. In 
addition to his knowledge about 
turf, he is also a Newjersey-cer- 
tifted tree expert and a eertifted 

Julie Sfan$field '95 Cabas and 
her husband, Edvraid, became 
the parents of a son, Gavin James, 
June 14, 1007. Julie and her 
fiimily live and work in Algiers, 
Algeria, in North Afirica. 

competed in the Big-D Texas 
Marathon in Dallas on April 
6. He finished the race in 
4:09:31.00. This was the first 
marathon he participated in; he 
trained for the i6_4.7-mile event 
for more than a year. 

L«i^ Smythe '9s Merino joined 
the Washington, D.C., office of 
the Motor and Equipment Man- 
ujactuters Association (MEMA) 
as director of regulatory afiairs. 
MEMA represents manufactur- 
ers of motor vehicle components, 
tools and equipment, automo- 
tive chemicals and related 
products used in the prodttctioftj 
repair and maintenance of all 
classes of motor vehicles. Leigh 
and her husbandj Jm^e, live in 
Alexandria, Va, 

Jeretny Bouman 'gS is the new 
vice president for institutional 
advancement at Dana College in 
Blair, Neb. He and his family live 
in Omaha, Neb. 

Matthew Heimbacb '96, 

Hampton, N.H., is prepar- 
ing to open his own dental 
practice^ Ab«naki Dental Care, 
on Sept, I in Exeter, N,H. The 
Jeng sliuf-designed office offers 
comprehensiwe dentistry to solve 
advanced dentM prohlems. Dr. 
Hetmbach is one of only a few 
dentists in New Hampshire with 
iritravenous sedation creden- 
tials. This has enabled him to 
starta second company, Surgery 
Rx, ofiftring outpatient surgical 

services Co other dental office 
throughout thestate. 

Chris Kem '96, and his wife, 
Stephanie, became the parents of 
a son, Chase John, Jan. 14. They 
live in Silver Spring, Md. 

Ji$oa Oiitier '97 and his wife, 
Nicole, became the parents of a 
daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, Feb. 
15. They live in Tampa, Fla. 

JoUe Gicktt^; '97 Haitlon and 
her husband. Bill, became the 
parents of a daughter, Uicy 
Alexis, Dec. 7. They live in 
Hollidaysbutg, Pa. 

Ch«el««a Kuziiia '97 and her 

husband, Paul McGhiey, became 
the parents of a daughter, Bryn 
Evelyn, March 14. They live in 
Erdenheim, Pa. 

Megan Wallace '97 Matras and 

her husband, Chris, became the 
parents of a son, Christopher 
Wallace, March 17. They live in 
Lakewood Ranch, Fla. 

Thane '97 and Erica Wlbtleir '99 
McCann became the parents of a 
daughter, Emma Quinn, June x6, 
1007, They live in San AntoniOi 


Taylof and Heather FoUett '98 
Doherty became the parents of a 
daughter, Kyra Gabrielle, May 6. 
They live in San Diego, Calif. 

Lisa Weindler '98 Graham 
and her husband, Jeff, became 
parents of a son, Jeffrey Timm, 
Oct. 17. Proud aunt and uncle are 
Jean Marie Yarrow 'oi and John 

Tara Wokott '98Ko$heba 
and her husband, Timothy, 
became the parentsof a son, 
Connor, Dec. zi. They live in 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

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Alumni Notes 

Heidi RJchardj '98 Peat and 

her husband, Rob, became the 
parents of a son, William, March 
13. They live in Havertown, Pa. 

Mike Spangler '98 wa^ inducted 
into the United States Track 
and Field and Cross Country 
Coaches Association NCAA 
Division III Hall of Fame. 

Kevin Wibon '98 and his wife, 
Melissa, became the parents of 
twin sons, Jake Patterson and 
Chase Patrick, March ij. They 
live in West Chester, Pa. 


Christine Hughes '99 Fis- 
cher and her husband, Andrew, 
became the parents of a daughter, 
Ashley Grace, May 10, 1007. 
Ashley joins big sister Julia. 

Marissa Jadrosich '99 Forget 

and her husband, Thomas, 
became the parents of a daughter, 
GabrieUe Leda, Feb. 13. They 
live in Bridgewater, NJ. 

Jennifer Swope '99 Garber 

and her husband, Jeff, became 
the parents of a son, Aaron 
Jacob, Jan. lo. He joins big 
brother Jared. 

Erica Wisler '99 McCann — see 

1997, a daughter. 

A son. Pierce Marshall, was born 
to Brandon and AJi Giiffie '99 
Parker on May 1. They live in 
Montgomery, Ala. 


Bridget Clopper 00 Bailey 

accepted a position as a com- 
pensation specialist on a federal 
government contract providing 
human resources and compensa- 
tion support to federal govern- 
ment and civilian employees 
supporting U.S. troops at Camp 
Arifjan near Kuwait City, Kuwait. 
She will be living and working 
in Kuwait for one year. She was 

previously employed as an ana- 
lyst with the Governor's Office 
of Administration in 
Harrisburg, Pa. 

Ambrose and Heather Capreol 
'00 Caddington became the par- 
ents of a son, Rhys Alexander, on 
Jan. S- They live in Orlando, Fla. 

Scott '00 and Sarah Grogan '00 
Dey became the parents of a 
daughter, Kaitlyn Edith, Feb. 6. 
They live in LutherviUe, Md. 

Bob and Donna Lepp '00 Kaler 
became the parents of a son. 
Cole Robert, April 14. He joins 
big brother Chase. 

Brian and Bethany Schilling '00 
Katz became the parents of 
a daughter, Delainey Keagan 
Grace, April 16. She joins big 
brothers Matthew and Zachary. 
They live in Plainview, N.Y. 

Brian '00 and Jennifer Ash- 
ton '00 Robinson became the 
parents of a daughter, Addison 
Sue, on March 20. Brian and 
Jenn both teach in Cumberland 
Valley Schools and live in Har- 
risburg, Pa. 

Jason and Meghan McGinnis '00 
Smith became the parents of a 
daughter, Catherine Rose, March 
II. They live in Port Byron, 111. 

Christine Allen '01 married 
Timothy Apicella in September 
1006. They have a son, Parker 
David, born April 30. They live 
in Rosedale, Md., where Chris- 
tine is a shipping and inventory 
manager at Petersen Aluminum. 

Ryan Cidzik '01 is the second 
assistant strength and conditioning 
coach with the Cleveland Browns. 

Josh '01 and Carrie Wagner 
'01 Larock became the parents 
of a son, Anthony Miles, Sept. 
30. Josh is a capital markets 
officer for AgChoice Farm 
Credit. Carrie is a scheduling 
coordinator for the Pennsylvania 

Bar Institute. They live in 
Mechanicsburg , Pa. 

Adam '01 and Charlotte 
Murray '01 Reemts became 
the parents of a daughter, Ella 
Catherine, May 17. They live in 
Killcen, Texas. 

Lanrea Sabina "oi married 
Daniel Rogan in September 2006. 
They have a daughter, Kylee 
Grace, and live in Pittsburgh. 

Erin Boylan '01 graduated with 
honors from Washington and 
Lee University School of Law on 
May 10. She has accepted a judi- 
cial clerkship with the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania beginning 
in September. 

Bob Hauer 'oi can be 

heard coast-to-coast as 
a contributing reporter for Fox 
News Radio. Bob was featured 
prominently during the national 
coverage of the ioo8 Pennsyl- 
vania primary election, working 
as a contributing reporter for 
the Democratic presidential 
primary. In April, Bob, who 
is employed by WHP 580 in 
Harrisburg, Pa., received his jth 
Pennsylvania Associated Press 
Broadcasters Association Award. 
He lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Leslie Marshall 'oi received 
her PhJ3. from Wake Forest 
University on May 19. She lives 
in Bethesda, Md. 

Steven Riccardone '02 married 
Beth Ann Garbowski on July 
6, Z007, at St. Stanislas Kostka 
Church in Sayreville, N.J. Steven 
is a behavior manager at Carrier 
Clinic in Belle Mead, N.J. The 
couple lives in Robbinsville, N.J. 

Kaylee Lillian Troutman was 
born to Jameson '01 and 
Jennifer Engerer '01 Trout- 
man on Feb. 10. She joins 
big brother Tyler. Jameson 
recently took a new position 
with JPMorgan Chase on 

their Card Services Growth 
Strategy Team. The femily lives 
in Brookhaven, Pa. 

John Weindler 00 is engaged 
to Jean Marie Yarrow 'oi. He 
was promoted to vice president 
of sales and marketing in the 
executive advisory services 
department at Merrill Lynch. 
They live in Atlanta. 

UJii UII.'IM.'I 

Angela Albertini '03 earned 
her master of business admin- 
istration degree from Strayer 
University, Washington, D.C. 
She is a meeting planner for the 
International Association of 
Amusement Parks and Attrac- 
tions in Alexandria, Va. 

Lynn Burke '03 has been 
promoted to assistant director 
of residence life at Gettysburg 
College. She will work in 
conjunction with other student 
affairs departments, academic 
advising and faculty. She will 
also oversee most areas of 
upperclass housing and serve 
as the Women's Center advisor. 

Stephanie Young '03 Galloway 

joined Saint Clare's Health 
System, a four-hospital system 
in Morris and Sussex counties, 
N.J., as the marketing communi- 
cation specialist. 

David Kane '03 was named the 
Osceola School District's 1009 
Teacher of the Year in March. He 
is an elementary school teacher 
at Kissimmee, Fla., Elementary 
School. He is also earning his 
master's of education degree 
from National-Louis University. 

Maureen L. Seifried '03 gradu- 
ated in May with a master of 
divinity degree from Gettysburg 
Seminary and was ordained a 
minister of word and sacrament 
in the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America. She has 
been called to serve as pastor 
of First English Lutheran and 

36 • Susquehanna Currents • summer 2008 

Mount Zion Lutheran in 
Punxsutawney, Pa. 

A daughter, Lydia Julianne, was 
bom to Lindsay Shaffer '03 on 
May 11. They live in Sunbory, Pa. 

JaredWilliajns '03 married 
Becky Chung, Sept. 29, in Bristol, 
United Kingdom. Jared is finish- 
ing his master's degree in music 
composition focused on film and 
television at the University of 
Bristol. They live in Bristol. 

Julie Merkle '04 married Robert 
Fehr, Dec, 19, 1007, in Whitehall, 
Pa. In attendance were Karen 
Littlefield '04, Sarah Pierce '04 
and Haanah Gilbert '04. The 
couple lives in Nashville, Tenn. 

Walter Rosieclu '04 and Melissa 
Yevitz '04 were married June 
23, 2007, at the Country Club of 
Scranton in Clark Summit, Pa. 
Adam Marichak '04, John Spen- 
cer '04 and Bobby Mieczkowski 
'04 were groomsmen. Walter 
and Melissa Uve in Clarks Green, 
Pa. Melissa is a credit analyst 
with the Conmiercial Lending 
Department of Pennstar Bank 
and an M.B.A. student at the 
University of Scranton. Walter is 
a commercial loan officer at First 
National Community Bank. 

Sarah Rutherford '04 has 
recendy accepted a new position 
with MINI USA, a division of 
BMW of North America, as a 
MINI training analyst. 

Una Graber '04 Ruble and 

her husband, Jon, became the 
parents of a daughter, Cloe 
Leanne, Jan. 10. Tina is employed 
at Brickhouse Environment in 
West Chester, Pa. 

administration degree in global 
business from Rider University 
in Lawrenceville, N.J. 

Chris Hannas '05 is the producer 
of The Weekend Morning Show at 
WJXT-TV in Jacksonville, Fla. 

Michael Woo 'oj was named 
vice president of logistics for 
United National Consumer 
Suppliers, a wholesale company 
headquartered in Fort Lauder- 
dale, Fla. He has been with the 
company for one year. 

Elaine Wood '05 graduated in 
May with an M. A. in English 
fi-om Bucknell University. In the 
fall, she will be attending the 
University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign as a Ph.D. candidate 
in English. 

the headquarters of Target 
in Minneapolis. 

Michael Frankeh '05 received 
a masters of business 

Caroline Ayres '06 joined the 
Peace Corps as a community 
health volunteer and is posted in 
Suriname, South America. Her 
term of service will end in 
August 2010. Caroline is the 
daughter of Jeffrey and Janet 
Diehl '7s Ayres. 

Jolene Haws '06 Connelly has 

been selected by the Friends of 
St. Patrick to be a Young Ambas- 
sador to Northern Ireland during 
the summer of 2008. She is one 
of 12 ambassadors from around 
the United States. While there 
she vrijl work on a project deal- 
ing with the Ulster-Scots culture 
in Northern Ireland. 

Kathryn Richter'06 graduated 
from the Columbia Unives- 
ity Mailman School of Public 
Health in New York, where she 
received a master's degree in 
public health with a concentra- 
tion in health policy. She is a 
health policy research analyst 
at Optimal Solutions Group in 
Washington, D.C. 

Cassandra Smolcic '06 has been 
selected for the highly competi- 
tive graphic design internship at 

Kirstin Wentz Taylor 07 
graduated firom Northampton 
Commuiuty College in May 
with a degree in funeral service 
education. She was the looS 
recipient of the Pennsylvania 
Funeral Director's Award for 
her academic achievement and 
excellence in the funeral service 
program. She will serve her one- 
year resident internship at Wentz 
Funeral Home in CoatesviUe, Pa., 
with her mother M. Joyce Wentz, 
where she will be the fourth-gen- 
eration funeral director. Wentz 
Funeral home, a feunily-owned 
and -operated business, was 
started by Kirstin's great-grandfe- 
ther, Harry F. Wentz Sr., in 1894. 

Mathew Magera '08 was 
awarded a Presidential Scholar- 
ship firom Luther Seminary in St. 
Paul, Minn. This is a full-tuition 
award, renewable for the three 
academic years required for the 
master of divinity degree. 

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Honor Roll of Donors 

Foundation was mistak- 
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organizations section 
under President's 
Associate Gold Circle. 

Emit l^mazov '98 
was incorrectly listed 
in the front of the book 
under the Benjamin 
Kurtz Silver Circle. He 
should have been Usted 
in the Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle. 

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lusquenanna iJoirents • summrr iooS 

1 Tom Lull '94 received a Chairman's Award for extraordinary sales performance 
in 2007 from Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Pa. He expanded Armstrong's 
business by working wttli top architects artd designers in NewYori( City to achieve 
a ni percent average increase in total sales over 2006. 

2 Henry Quinlan '95 is worldng for his brotfierTom as a general contractor spe- 
cializing in healtii care refiirbishments, upgrades and improvements. He is also the 
head football coach at Old Rochester Regional High School. He and his wife, Maureen, 
live in Mattapoisett, Mass., near Cape Cod, and have tv«) children, Ryan and Kelly. 

3 Tonance'oo and Lisa Sangster '01 Cleveland, became the parents of a 
daughter. Savanna Tori, Nov. 22, 2007. Several alumni attended her baptism on Feb. 
17 at the Valley Forge Presbyterian Church in King of Prussia, Pa. Pictured are, from 
left to right, back row: Rodney Moorhead '00, Venus Ricks '01, Antonio Nash '02 and 
Charles Barley Jr. '99; front row: Andrea McCauley '02 Nash, Jermaine Edwards '02, 
Torrance, Lisa, Savanna, Dehkonti Paelay'05 and Kamil Rustin '00 Barley. The family 
lives in Kllleen, Texas. Torrance is stationed at Foot Hood and is commander of a field 
artillery unit, scheduled for another tour to Iraq this year. Lisa is a senior systems 
specialist for Home Depot. 


4 Terry March '67, chief executive officer of Midwood Securities Inc., was appointed 
a diredot-at-large to the board of the United States Tennis Association's Tennis & 
Education Foundation. 

5 Craig Dyer '95 is an assistant coach with the Penn State men's volleyball 
program. In May, they won the NCAA Division 1 national championship in Irvine, Calif. 
Craig is pictured in black on the far left. 

6 Women's lacrosse alumni came back to campus to cheer during a game on April 
12. Pictured are, left to right: Amy Zimmerman '98 Scorsone, Jess Robinson '04, Kristin 
Calabree '04, Kat Geiger '03, Giulia Umile '03, Teresa Kotlicka '06, Megan Lien '07, Lauren 
Campbell '06, Leslie Sciarrillo '04, Katie Sonnefeld '02, Kelly Smith '03, Katie Hess '04, 
Julia Fischer '01 Mennerich and Erin Powell '01. 

7 Frank Arena '80 was sworn in to office as a newly elected Westfield, N.J., town 
councilman on Jan. 8, by State Superior Court Judge Douglas Fasciale. Frank is joined 
on the dais by wife Lori, son Christopher and daughter Carii. 

8 Cross County Reunion held Oct. 24-26 at Gravel Springs Lodge in Wolfs Store, 
Pa. Pictured are, from left to right, first row: Chris Corsig '81, Bryan Rynearson '82; 
second row: Dave Cashour '82, Doug Jones '89, Mark Orogalis '84, Stan Seiple, David 
Kcenich '87, Pete Ashey '87, Jerry Price '85; standing; Joe Carei '90, George Rudisill 
'83, John Uehling '82, Ed Fallon '89, Jeff Walker '87 and Jay Roberts '89. 

9 Tim Murray '93 is the CFO of Aluminium Bahrain. This picture is from a review 
he had with their operations team at his plant. Tim is pictured in the back row, 
fourth from the left. 

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40 • Susquehanna Currents ■ summer 2008 

T Nicholas Hoffman '01 married Michele Collins '00, March 17, 2007, in Carlisle, 
Pa. Many Susquehanna alumni were in attendance, and the wedding party 
included Mark Wells '02, Andy Jacob '01, Sal Saladino '01, Chris Kampel '06, Phil 
Smeltz '07, Emmy Henry '00, Courtney Hoover '00 Kelly, Karolyn Sadowski '00 
and Kirsten Dohner '00. The couple honeymooned in Ambergris Caye, Belize. Nick 
and Michele recently moved from Philadelphia to Appleton, Wis., where Nick is a 
practicing attorney with Dosch Law Firm, LLC. Michele is director of admissions for 
Concordia University in Wisconsin. Pictured with the bride and groom are: Megan 
Janovski '01 Matthews, Courtney Hoover '00 Kelly, Lauren Easteriy '00 Adair, 
Shawna Trout '00, Sarah Costello '00 Westervell, Dena Hahn '00 Gloss; Stacey Park 
'00 Thomas, Mike Thomas '02, Ben Voelker '02, Jodi Oonery '04, Emmy Henry '00, 
Jacob, Karolyn Sadowski '00, Brad Minto '99, Kirsten Dohner '00, Craig Wallace 
'00, Dana Makowski '00 Wallace, Cheryl Fell '00, Robyn Lettich '00, Casey Segen 
'00, Jay Mammen '00, Luis Salgado '00, Brad Levine '00, J.R. Lubisco '00, Saladino, 
Brad Mackeverican '02, Greg Ermentrout '03, J.D. Schieber '02, Glenn Lester '00, 
Mike Pugliano '00, Bret O'Oonnell '01, Mark Wells '02, Megan Marquette '02, 
David Forbes '00, Kampel, Phil Smeltz '07, Nicholas Rotsko, Brent Musser '02 and 
Jill Snyder '02 Musser. 

2 Sarah Curiey '00 married Michael Bullock, June 16, 2007, at SL Francis Xavier 
Church in Friendsville, Pa. Pictured are, from left to right, Kelly Alexander '99, 
Debbie Bartle '00 Hardick, Sarah, Mackenzie Pfeifer '00 Oabo, Rebecca Kagan '00 
and Andrew Hardick '01. 

3 Adriana Sassano '04 married Joseph OiNenno Jr. on May 3 in Coatesville, Pa. 
Adriana is a technical business analyst for PrimePay in Malvern, Pa. They live 

in Coatesville, Pa. 

4 Stephanie Thompson '00 married Jason Whiteman, April 14, 2007, at the Gen- 
etti Hotel in Williamsport, Pa. Stephanie is a registered nurse in neurosciences at 
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She is currently woridng on her master's 
degree at the University of Maryland. Jason is an attorney in Washington, O.C. They 
live in Burtonsville, Md. 

5 Michael Binger '04 married Jenny Ruth Hawbaker '04, on Dec. 27 at the 
Susquehanna Valley Country Club. They had an intimate ceremony and reception 
with only their family and a handful of close friends present. Jenny is the assistant 
director of reauitment communications at Susquehanna University. Pictured are, 
from left to right, Zach Macholz '06, Julie Peechatka '04, Emily Seibert '06, Sarah 
Owens 'OS, David Antonoiwia '05, Mouluddin Rahimi '10, Jenny Ruth and Michael, 
Nathan Trick '04, Sandra Trick and Josh Zeyn '04. 

6 Lynne Helcoski '01 mamed Ryan Murray '04, July 27, 2007, at Nativity of Our 
Lord Church in Scranton, Pa. The reception was held at Skytop. Amy Getz '01, Jill 
Hunziker '01 Shilts, Jeff Steever '01 and John Bickhart '01 were in the wedding 
party Lynne is a first-grade teacher at Central Bucks School District, and Ryan is an 
engineer/programer for A & E Manufacturing Inc. They live in Furlong, Pa. 

7 Ellen Mull '04 married Nicholas Berger at St. Paul's United Church of Christ 
in Selinsgrove on Jan. 12. Ellen is the granddaughter of the late Norman H. Lauer 
'62. Pictured Susquehanna alumni in attendance are, from left to right, front row; 
Elizabeth Marker '04, Ellen, Wendy Lauer '80 Mull, Kathryn Mull '06, Sara Lauver 
'04; back row: Matthew Goss '02, Jeanne Mieike '03 Goss, Matthew Lowe '03, Ellyn 
Boop '04 Ross, Tina Pontius '00, Nick, Pamela Helm '08, Sarah Wise '04 Englehart 
and Rick and Kathy Bailey '78. Also attending but not piaured was Suzanna Lauer 
'84 Radel. Nick is a Pennsylvania state trooper, and Ellen teaches high school social 
studies for the Shikellamy School District. 

8 Christina Grove '06 and Bill Furman '06 were married on March 29 at Holy 
Trinity Lutheran Church in Hershey, Pa. A reception followed at the Sheraton 
Harrisburg-Hershey Susquehanna graduates in attendance were Ron Furman '04, 
Pat Abello '04, Joe Luscik '05, Diane Rook '06, Dave Gelber '06, Jen Testa '06, Magali 
Laitem '06, Maria Wing '06, Lacey Hallowell '06 and Ryan McFadden '07. Christina 
and Bill honeymooned in St. Lucia before returning to their home in Palmyra, Pa. 



JMMHR 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 41 

'%;M4mf& *@$#Sc}wjdlm ni died iam^m geMrtger 
Medf''!C€i«a-tel3awnie;PaB after an-^^ 
with imii$Swmiif^iTm,nmweiT0f^e fmnwnBr^ssieffli, 
^fSp^tP^ Sid served losquehanna vtAidMnct0n and 
ii®a|Mt«ston«^ ^ssssaate prcfesor of pjs^eM&gj^ witN 
«i»fe'«S%'$ Bust «tKt only head i^Arfmnitrtf «|t<S|,He wllj bs 
ieei^ly ffitss^ SsatBadierandfriendi 

&ei was fcom Jain.2a.1943. in Texarkaua^TefflSiite ©rily 
son of the late ©eoppidwaal Schwelkert Jtaitdleanot 
Fleming ScJwdtert. Me fraar op fn M»n,0li% sftd gradu- 

al tu iS64ft0ni the GpUegieafWooster with a degree 
!ft ps^cheiogjff. VVFniie at Woesier, he starred on the men% 
swimming team and was selected as an All-American in the 
butterfly. Re completed his Master of Arte degree and Ph.D, 
in j^erimeft^l psychology at Kent State University. 

fed came to Susquehanna in 1970 and bullta legaey 
asfl dlsttagulshed teacher, dedicated coach, supportive 
mentor and valued coileague.the joy he found 1n work- 
ing with his student and student athletes was ewldent to 
everyonfti A strong advocate for undergraduate psychology 
reiearchi Ged worl<ed with many student researchers over 
thsyeais, which rten resulted in collaljorative presenta' 
tions at prefesslofval coriferehCes. Ged served two terms 
as chatMan of the psyehology department, one term as 
fecyii|(fepresentatlve1othe Board of Directors, and was a 

long-standlrjg member of the university's animal welfare 
committee as well as the Greek recognition board. He will 
also be remembered for helping to establish the Depart- 
ment of Psychology's honors program. 

In September 2007, Sed retired from teaching and 
was granted emeritus status by the Board of Trustees. 
Retirement allowed Ged to pursue his jMsslon for coach- 
ing full time. He coached countless athletes, in many 
cases changing the direction of their lives while always 
emphasizing personal growth over wins and tosses. His 
uncompromising demand for team unity, respect for all 
opponents and respect for the sport as a whole shaped 
the lives of three decades of student athletes who compet- 
ed as Susquehanna swimmers. In the words of Dickinson 
College coach Paul Richards, Ged was truly the "gentleman" 
of competitive swimming. 

In recognition of these accomplishments and his 
ability to build and maintain a positive and inclusive team 
environment, his peers in the Middle Atlantic Conference 
elected him Coach of the Year in 2000, 200s and 2007. His 
coaching career culminated in the 2007^08 season when 
the Susquehanna men's team posted an undefeated 
season — the only undefeated SU swim team and the 
first undefeated SU athletic team in a decade — and 
placed second In the newly formed Landmark Conference 

Over the years, Ged's love of Susquehanna, his stu- 
dents and his family became seamlessly woven. He leaves 
behind his beloved wife, Mary Louise; their son, G. Edward 
IV (Gedd), a member of the Class of 1995; his daughter-in- 
law, Jennifer Bradbury Schweikert, a member of the Class 
of 1999; his grandson. Alexander; and countless former 
students and swimmers who considered Ged a "Dad" 
away from home. 

A memorial celebration of Ged's life is tentatively sched- 
uled for Oct. 5 as part of Susquehanna's Homecoming 
Reunion Weekend. Details are forthcoming. 

Credits: Brian Savatd '08, Don Harnum, Mary Lou Kloa, L Jay Lemons, 
Pom Samuelson, Gedd Schweikert 'gsand Terry Winegar. 

41 • Susquehanna Currents ■ summer ioo8 


Pearl "Beatrice" Keeler '20 WoodS; 

Macch i8, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She 
graduated from Susquehanna University 
at the age of 16, with a degree in banking 
and accounting. She was an accountant, 
comparison shopper, bridal consultant 
and professional seamstress, and also 
managed her husband's dental practice. 
She also studied architecture and worked 
with her husband to restore three homes, 
placing them on the Historical Regis- 
try. She authored a cookbook. Hot from 
the Hive: Recipes from the Kitchen of Bee 
Woods. She studied and practiced health 
and nutrition and shared remedies with 
many people. 

Edna Olahehkf '32, Shenandoah, Pa., 

Margaret Ide '33 Maguire, Winona 
Lake, Ind., April 6. She was an elementary 
school music teacher in Allentown and 
Bethlehem. She is survived by her son, 
Joseph Gamo '6^. 

Lloyd Monroe Swartz '34, Mt. Lebanon, 
Pa., March 10. He received his earbest 
education in a one-room schoolhouse 
run by his father. Banks L. Swartz. He 
entered Susquehanna University at the 
age of IS, commuting from the family 
form near Richfield. He taught science 
and mathematics at Liverpool High 
School from 193s to 1941, and mathemat- 
ics at Bucknell University from 1945 to 
1955. From 19SS to 1981, he served as a 
nuclear engineer at Westinghouse Bettis 
Atomic Power Laboratory in West MifQin, 
Pa. In 19S7 he was present in the control 
room of the world's first commercial 
nuclear power plant at Shippingport, 
Pa,, when it first achieved criticahty and 
produced full power. He was a brother 
of Bamer S. SMrartz '40, and is survived 
by nieces Lois Swartz '66 Yingling and 
Linda Swartz '74 MacAskill. 

Robert R. Clark '35, Middletown, 
Pa., May i6. He was a retired Lutheran 
minister and a member of St. Peter 
Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
He celebrated his 70th year of ordina- 
tion this year. Upon graduation from 

Susquehanna University, he was ordained 
by the Susquehanna Synod in Sunbury, 
Pa., married his wife, Kathryn Maize, and 
accepted a call to the Hartleton Charge, 
which included four congregations. He 
was also the chaplain for the Laurelton 
State Village. He subsequently served 
the Port Royal Charge, which included 
two congregations, from 1943 to 1950 and 
Trinity Lutheran ChiKch in Mechan- 
icsburg from 1950 to 1955. Prom 1955 to 
1968 he served as editor for the Board 
of Publication, Philadelphia, where he 
was responsible for the Light fiir Today 
devotional booklet as well as weekly 
chiu-ch bulletins and various other publi- 
cations. During that time he also served 
the St. Paul Lutheran Congregation in 
Bomansville, Pa. From 1968 to 19S1 he was 
the pastor of Christ Casebeer Lutheran 
Church in Sipesville, Pa. He retired in 1981 
and moved to Fiemington, Pa. He served 
on the Board of Directors of Susquehan- 
na University and was interim pastor at 
churches in Renova, DuBois, Harrisburg 
and Sunbury. In 1993 he moved to Frey 
Village in Middletown, where he was 
active in preaching, leading devotionals, 
leading bible study and serving on the 
Towers Council. He was also assisting 
minister at his church in Mechanicsburg. 

Clark was an avid reader and collected 
thousands of books throughout his 
Ufe. He received an honorary doctor of 
divinity degree in 1998 from Susquehanna 
University for his work on the library 
archives and his years as editor for the 
Lutheran church. He is survived by a son, 
Philip M. Clark. '6z, daughter, Priscilla 
Clark '66 Bashore, and granddaughter, 
JUl Bashore '91. 

Horace M. Hutchison '36, Holland, Fa., 
April 10. He retired in 1976 as a supervi- 
sor of music at MorrisviUe High School, 
where he had been employed for more 
than 40 years. He was a veteran of the 
U.S. Air Force, serving during World 
War n from 1941 to 1946. Hutchison was 
the organist at the MorrisviUe United 
Methodist Church for more than 40 years 
and also played the organ at the Bristol 

Presbyterian Church. He was also a 
member of the Monrisville Rotory Club 
and received the Paul Harris Award for 
his service to the MorrisviUe Rotary Club 
and to the Rotary dob International. 
He was the first president of the Bucks 
County Music Educators Association and 
also a member of the Bristol Masonic 
Lodge. He is survived by his sister, Jane 
Hutchison '41 Kaempfer, nephews 
David Htttdilson '<Si and Lawnnce 
Hutchison '78, and great-nephews Jostln 
Hatchison '06 and Ian Hatdbdson '10. 

Miriam MSSltx '39 I^tber-OorTcJl, 

Nov. 13. She vras a teacher. She is survived 
by her daughter, M^ Fiaher "71. 

Paul Ochenrider '39, Lancaster, Pa., 
April 6. He served on the staff of the York 
Hospital and Columbia Hospital. He 
served in the U.S. Army during World 
War II and was a commandiog officer, 1st 
States Hospital, Taejon, Korea. 

Helen Wright '40 Mosebey, WaterM 
and WeUs Tannery, Pa., April 13. She 
taught at various high schools and for 
a time at Hershey Junior CoUege. She 
taught typing, bookkeeping and short- 
hand and near the end of her long tenure 
began the introduction of computers 
to replace these time-honored skiUs. 
She has been inducted into the Forbes 
Road Teacher WaU of Fame and also has 
had the honor of the current business 
classroom being named in her honor. 
She is survived by her son, Dennis 
Mosebey '73. 

Bamer S. Swartz '40, MiUerstown 
Pa., April 10. He learned to play the 
trumpet in a one-room-sdiool band 
under the direction of his father. Banks 
L. Swartz. After receiving his degree, 
he taught instrumental music in the 
Greenwood School District in MiUer- 
stown for 37 years. In 1977, he organized 
the Greenwood Community Band and 
served as its conductor for 19 years. He 
then held the title of conductor emeri- 
tus and continued his association with 
the band and ai&liated brass choir as 
a member of the French horn section 

SUMMER 2008 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 43 



■V-"., -A' 

until iooj. He wa5 an actirre member of 
Hlgjhkad United Presbftedan Chondu, 
whejTs he 'was an elder, choir membei^ 
chat director and assistant choir direc- 
tor (nr many years. He was a brother of 
Lloyd M. Swartz '34 and is survived by 
his daughters, Lois Swartz '66 Yingling 
and Linda Swartz '74 MacAskill, and a 
son-in-law, William Yingling '67. 

(k-orge C. Stow '48, Pensacola, Fla., 
June V He served in World War 11 as a 
paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed 
a|7')nsaf di£^r vdlih Motssanto, xetutag 
in 1991. H« ■was lihe detigJopei of a nambcr 
of jonovatlye piodacta at Monsanto and 
over the years was mentor and guide lor 
many younger scientists who, because 
of his guidance and personal interest in 
them, went on to distinguished positions 
in the chemical industry. 

Ray Fleming '50, Las Cruc«8, N.M., 
hiaxdx 16. He was drafted into the U^. 
Aco^ in J94S and served in World War 
IL Later he enlisted in the Pennsylvania 
MlltOQal Guard and served two tours of 
datp'doil^ fie Korean War, In 1958 he 
i£B0VBd. to Albuqaerque, NJM., -where 
he 'Vifj3tked for and retired jtom the U.S. 

BiuikmnyMtim 'so C3aiit^ Madeira 
BeaiS>^ fla./ Dec 2%. She held a master's 
isigm &0m Southern Connecticat State 
t7itna8it7.idt&ong^<he retired In 1991 
after having taught physical education 
In the Watertown Public Schools fot ai 
yssjEs, she continufid to serve for eight 
more years as a substitute teacher at 
Watertown HigL 

GlenE. Smith '56, SeLLnsgrove, Pa., 
JM^occh 26. He was a longtime resident 
of Dickinson, Texas, and more recently 
of Selinsgrove. He earned his medical 
degree jBtota Temple University School 
of Medidne in 1960 and completed his 
intetaship at Geimantown Hospi^ in 
Philaddiphia. He then joined the U.S. 
Public Health Service, where he served as 
the geniEral medical officer in the Division 
of Indian Healtii in Colorado and Mon- 
tana. He also sejTved as medical officer in 
charge of the Crow Indian Hospital and 

awodated clinics in Crow Agency, Mont. 
He was service unit director at Flathead 
Indian Reservation, St. Ignatius, Mont, in 
1964. He completed his residency in inter- 
nal medicine at the U.S. Public Health 
Service Hospital in Seattle, Wash., in 1967- 

Snutib served as deputy chief of inter- 
nal medicine at the U.S. Public Health 
Service Hospital in Galveston from 1^968 
to 1970. He presented several scientific 
papers at national conferences in the 
1960a. In 1970, he entered into private 
practice in internal medldine. Ihat same 
year he was named a member of the Out- 
standing Young Men of America. Smith 
was a clinical instructor in medicine at 
the University of Texas Medical Branch 
in Galveston from 1968 until 1970, In 
1973 and 1975, he was named to "Who's 
Who" in Texas. He served as chief of staff 
at Clear Lake Hospital in Webster, Texas, 
in 1977. He was the medical director of 
respiratory therapy technology at Alvin 
Community College in Alvin, Texas, 
from 1978 through 1988. 

Lee Roger Conrad '61, Atascadero, 
Calif., and formerly of Sunbury and New 
Cumberland, Pa., Msy 19. He retired from 
DuPont, Imipville, as a development 
cheiaist. He k survived by his wife, 
CarolibeShryrodk '60 Conrad. 

Philip Pemberton '63, Brooklyn, N.Y., 
March aS. 

F. David Pennypacker '6s, MiliedgevUle, 

Richard Rhoades '6$, Naples, Fla., 
March 26. He worked for PNB National 
Bank in Philadelphia and then Provi- 
dent National, now PNC, from which 
he retired after zs years as senior vice 

MaijorieMa(^ '67 Pearson, Brick, N.J., 
Feb. 28. She was an elementary school 
teacher atEmma Havens Young School 
from 1968 to 20:00, where she was named 
Teacher of the Year in 2000. 

Gary Bittinger '6S, Dauphin, Pa., April 
29. For 34 years, he worked for the 
Liquor ControlBoard, retiring as an 

admdnistiatorwith store operations. 
He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the 
Yistaam 'Wax. He was a coach for bascbaD, 
soccer and basketball in the Dauplun 
Athletic Association while his sons 
were participants. 

John Rnhl '71, Levrisburg, Pa., Feb. 14. 
He operated Lev^sbui^ Family Dental 
Practice in Lewisburg, where he vns a 
dentist and an oral surgeon. He is 
survived by his parents, William '49 
and Bessie Bathgate '48 RnhL 

Michael Oakes '7%, Marietta, Ga., 
March 28. 

Carey SheaJffer '741 Shamokin Dam, Pa., 
Feb. s. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and 
served in Vietnam. He was honorably 
discharged in 1969 at the rank of ser- 
geant He continued to serve in the Army 
Reserve-Inactive until 1972. He worised at 
First National Trust Bank in Sunbury, later 
knovm as Susquehanna Bank, for more 
than 27 years and was a vice president in 
charge of human resources. At the time 
of his death, he was the human resource 
director for Ihe Daily Item newspaper 
in Sunbury. He is survived by his wife, 
Carol Re^le '84 Sheaffer. 

Karl Kaffine '81, Wellsboro, Pa., April^s- 
He was an accomplished nurse, hold- 
ing positions in psychiatry, cardiac care, 
intensive care and emergency care in 
Bethlehem, Easton, Reading and Wells- 
boro, Pa., as well as RawUngs, Wyo. and 
Portland, Maine. He was most recently 
employed as a nurse at Tioga County 
Prison in Wellsboro. 

Sherrie Breeden '89 Busel, Neshanic Sta- 
tion, N.J., April 30. She was an on-site coor- 
dinator for Lucent Technology in Warren. 
Previously she worked at the Franciscan 
Oaks Health Center in DenvUle, and before 
that she was a procurement specialist for 
the Nabisco Corporation of East Hanovet 
Sherrie was a member of the PTA. at the 
Katherine D. Malone Elementary School 
in Rockaway Township, where she had 
been a first grade classroom mother. 

44 • Susquehaima Currents • summer 2008 

Susquehanna Univarsity Alumni Association 
Mmtlng & Elaction— October 4, aotoS 

It's All Happening 

at Susquehanna University 

Susquehanna University is celebrating its 150th 
anniversary with a full roster of stimulating and 
informative lectures and performances. 

Save the date this sesquicentennial year for these 
important events: 

The Glenn Miller Orchestra 

Sept. 14, 3 p.m., Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. 

Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight! 

Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Weber Chapel Auditorium 

Newsweek Columnist Eleanor Clili, A Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellow 

March 17, 7:30 p.m., Degenstein Center Theater 

For a full schedule of arts and events, please visit , ^,. 


Alumni Aisocation: 

First Vice 

Keith Co 





-.on ■ 


5. NJ. 


Tammy f IV 



For f kvo-y«?' terrm as members-ai-trge of the Alumni 

Ryan Szuch 'oo - Somerville. NJ. 

For one-yeor teirm as memi 
Alumni Aisociomn Execuim 

Matt Gilbert '98 - Buflington.Vt. 
Kevin Hannahoe 07 - Philadelphia, Pa 

" oko 'OS - Bryantown, Md. 

....... ^ , , .^ idert '05 - Lake Huntington, NJ. 

Public Notice 

Proposed revisions to Susquehanna University 
Alumni Association constitution and bylaws 

Changes to the constitutic 
presented for actioti . 
Susquehaona Univet: 

' :30 a,m. In De^ensiein Cent<. 
changes reflect. a minor clan. 

I'ts. Complete details are avail- 

com or by calling the Office of 

iarionsar iTO-^TJMtis 

SUMMER 1008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 45 


Susquehanna Currents coriffl|jes to herald the university's sesquicentei . .ial by 
counting down the top 150 people, pia(fes, organizations and events 1lf&\e university's 
history, as determined by Professor Emeritus of History Don Housley. He Is author of 
Susquehanna Univenity, 1858-2000: A Goodly Heritage, which is available for purchase 

through the alumni office. 

2>^* Luther Grossman 'iti, Ath- 
letic Director, 1911-25, ■9Zti-i93S- 

While still a student at SU, 
Luther Grossman served as a 
prototypical athletic manager 
He then served twice in this 
capacity, each time devoting 
himself to increasing athletic 
activity for all students through 
enlarged athletic fields and 
extended intramural sports. 
He also initiated the modern 
Alumni Association as its 
director in the early 1930s. In 
'935i for unknown reasons, he 
was summarily dismissed from 
the university. 


1 IiV.ll- 'I 
4 JlJi 

J. t tS 

li^m Guslavus Adolphus Hall, 

1895-1964. The second building 
on SU's campus, "GA" vvas built 
in 189s just south ofSelinsgrove 
Hall. It was a dark, gothic, 
brick-faced structure, 55 feet by 

8s feet in size, three stories high. 
Initially it had three recitation 
rooms and a chapel for the 
Classical Department on the 
first floor, rooms for the Theo- 
logical Department and reading 
rooms for the collection of 
5,000 books on the second floor, 
and parlors for the literary soci- 
eties and rooms for students on 
the third floor. Later it became a 
prototypical student union with 
a snack bar, social rooms and 
post office on the first floor and 
dorm rooms for first-year men 
above. In November of 1964 it 
burned down. 

2>3« Susquehanna Female 
College, 185S-1S73.. Launched in 
1858 with the all-male Mission- 
ary Institute, the Susquehanna 
Female College fulfilled a desire 
3y Selinsgrove's boosters to 
have an education facility for 
their girls and young women. 
It was completely separate 
from the Missionary Institute 
except for specific individuals 
who served on the boards of 
each. The building was located 
at the comer of North Market 
and West Snyder streets in 
dowmtown Selinsgrove. The 
school had several proprietors 
until it was closed in 1871 and 

some of its students entered 
the Missionary Institute, which 
then became coeducational. 

2>2i« Russell Gait, Academic and 
Social Dean, 193S-1959. '^The first 
long-term dean at Susquehanna, 
Gait tightened academic stan- 
dards at SU, supervised special 
programming during World 
War II, monitored the difficult 
transition to peace thereafter 
and implemented academic 
reforms as recommended by 
the Middle States Association 
in 1954. Just as President Gusta- 
vus Weber began his tenure at 
Susquehanna in February of 
1950, Gait was stricken with the 
cancer that caused his death a 
few months later. 

21. Motel Choir. The Motet 
Choir was begun in 1933 by 
Frederick Stevens, a teacher in 
the music conservatory. In the 
late 1930s, it was widely known 

in the East for the quality of 
its polyphonic sound, per- 
forming over the Columbia 
Broadcasting Co. radio network 
and overWBAL radio, an 
NBC affiliate; at the Brooklyn 
Academy of Music and the 
Peabody Institute in Baltimore; 
before regional meetings of 
Rotary International; at the 
eleventh Biennial Conven- 
tion of the United Lutheran 
Church in America; and in 1938 
finishing second to the Ohio 
State University Choir in the 
national "Choral Quest" contest 
sponsored by the Columbia 
Broadcasting Co. Over eighteen 
thousand individuals heard its 
singing in any one season. In 
1940, it w^s disbanded. 

20. Homer W. "Skip" Wie- 
der, Vice President, Director of 
Development, 196S-19S4. Begin- 
ning at the college in 1968, Skip 
Wieder was the first director of 

46 • Susquehanria Currents • summer 2008 

development. He initiated pro- 
grams and activities benefiting 
Susquehanna and the commu- 
nity such as the Environmental 
Institute, a day care center for 
migrant children, the continu- 
ing education program and a 
da/ care center for low-income 
families in Snyder County. He 
also led the transformation of 
the SU Fund, launched two 
capital campaigns and laid the 
groundwork for the beneficence 
of Charles Degenstein. 

19 • Jonathan Rose Dimm, 
President, 1895-99. The brother- 
in-law of President Peter Born, 
Dimm came to the Missionary 
Institute in 1881 to be principal 
of the Classical Department, 
He oversaw its expansion and 
diversification in the iSSos 
and early 1890s. Dimm was the 
chief advocate for transform- 
ing the Missionary Institute 
into Susquehanna University, 
serving as its second president 
until 1899. He then returned to 
the faculty, retiring in 1906, the 
only faculty member at SU until 
1937 admitted into the retire- 
ment program initiated 
by Andrew Carnegie. 

lo. Chajles Aikeiis, Student, 
1881-83, President, 1905-1917. 
Although a Lutheran pastor, 
Aikens was known for his "busi- 
ness sagacity." As president, he 

oversaw the construction of 
Steele Science Hail, Hassinger 
Hall and a significant renova- 
tion and expansion of Seibert 
Hall, as well as an enlarge- 
ment of campus grounds that 
included the main athletic fields 
and a football field. Aikens' 
principal concern as president 
was that Susquehanna Univer- 
sity survive the vicissitudes of 
economic misfortune plaguing 
it. Toward this end he worked 
day and night, literally until his 
death in 1917. 

ly • Franklin Manhart, 
President, 1894-95, Seminary 
Dean, 1904-19J4. A Lutheran 
pastor who served on SU's 
board, Manhart pushed to 
bring Susquehanna University 
into existence, becoming its 
first president, though serving 
only for a few months in that 
job. In 1904 he returned to the 
campus as dean of the Seminary, 
a position he held until 1934, 
when that academic program 
vi^s "suspended." Manhart was 
a noted churchman and teacher 
of many Lutheran pasters. 

lO. Chapel Boycott, 1966- In 

April of 1966, students initiated 
a boycott of compulsory chapel 
services. This was the flash- 
point of a revolt against in loco 
parentis and other rules, regula- 
tions and administrative deci- 
sions that students perceived as 
unwise and unjust. The boycott 
lasted only one week and ended 
when a compromise of sorts 
led to a slow elimination of 
compulsory chapel. In the next 
few years the web of rules and, 
regulations applied to students 
was relaxed, one element in 
what arguably was a cultural 
revolution on the campus. 

ij, Jqihn Woodruff '88, I^culty, 
IS9Z-I939. Joining the faculty in 
1891, Woodruff taught classics, 
English and Latin. He also 
initiated football at SU in 1892, 
serving as the first coach and 
as a player, In 1901, Woodruff 
served as acting president 
and from 1901 to 190$ as dean. 
While continuing as a feculty 
member, Woodruff also was 
elected to the Pennsylvania 
State LegislatTjLte and was a 
land developer in Selinsgrove. 

14« Steele Hall, i9ii-. Built 
in 1912 and named for board 
member Charles Steele, who 
contributed the bulk of the 
fiinds that paid for it, Steele 
Hall was the second fecility 
dedicated to science instruc- 
tion. The basement bad physics 
labs, the first floor had a large | 
chemistry lab on the east side 
and a huge lecture hall for too 
people on the west side, biol- 
ogy and geology labs occupied 
the second floor and a natural 
history museum was crammed 
into the afti& In 1964, when 
Fisher Science Hall was com- 
pleted, Steele was rensvated for 
classrooms and faculty offices, 
and the third floor was added. 
It was renovatedagain in 1991. 

13* Peter Bora, Pidndfpal, 
1859-1881, President, 1881-1894. 

Peter Born came to theMis- 
sipnar y Institute from Zion 
Lutheran Church in Sunbury to 
be the principal of the Classical 
Department, the forerunner of 
liberal arts programming at SU. 
He lived with his family on the 
north side of the first floor of 
what is now called Selinsgrove 
Hall. In 1881 he became the 
third president in die institu- 
tion's history; during his time 
in office various forces caused 
the school's transformation into 
Susqiiahanna University. 

12. Selb«rt fiCiU, 1903^. The 
first dormitory for women at 
Susquehanna, Seibert Hali was 
originally constructed in an *L* 
shape, with a front facing east 
and an extension off the south 
side of the building. Social 
rooms were on the first floor 
and rooms for women on the 
top two floors. Expanded in 
igiS to include a dining haU 
and an auditorium (Isaacs), it 
had a 'U" shape on the top two 
floors, which continued to have 
rooms for women, In 19S5 it 
was renovated and expanded 
and became a muJtiuse building 
with dormitory rooms, class- 
rooms and faculty offices. 

11 • Jonathan Messerli, Presi- 
dent, 1977-1984. Becoming presi- 
dent when Susquehanna had 
consistently high deficits and 
faced an unpredictable future, 
President Messerlt faced many 
challenges. Although not always 
well received, his ideas and 
energetic application of thent 
brought Susquehanna through 
rough times and prepared the 
way for the prosperity the col- 
lege enjoyed in the last decades 
of the loth century. 

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Friday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Oct. 5 ^^ 

End Notes 


ing and Learning in Post-Soviet Russia 

By Randy Hines 

Randy Hines, professor 
of comm unications, 
sper>t five weeks 
m Russia as port 
of a Fulbright 
program teaching 
public relations 
and advertising to 
students and 
Following are ills 
reflections from 
the experience 

Prolesw Raixiy Hmei (onduds a (iitique insm Iw ihf staff 
of a raijoi v»f ekiy newpapei in Bifiuul. Russia 

As part of my Fulbright Senior Specialist assignment 
this summer, I was to tour a major newspaper, 
magazine and book publishing headquarters in 
Barnaul, a southern Siberian city of 700,000. It was 
set for Thursday. As 1 had been finding out, however, 
plans in Russia are tentative. I received a call 
Tuesday afternoon telling me it had been changed 
to io;}o Wednesday morning. 

"No problem," I thought, since my morning 
classes at Altai Academy of Economics and Law end 
at 10 a.m. The caller from the publishing company 
then said I would be conducting a major critique 
session for the newspaper s entire staff. The paper 
would send me via e-mail several other questions 
it wanted me to discuss. 

I had met the company's fi-iendly publisher the 
week before when 1 had presented at the Interna- 
tional Conference on Social Advertising (public 
service advertising). He had given me his weekly 
newspaper and encouraged a tour. 

When the e-mail arrived, it 
contained five other requests 
ranging from promotion ideas 
to journalist salaries to world- 
wide trends in journalism. All 
of that was expected in less 
than 10 hours. 

Of course, the e-mail need- 
ed translation to English. I had 
had one month to prepare for 
Russia, and language instruc- 
tion didn't fit into the schedule 
of obtaining visas, buying tick- 
ets, mailing donated textbooks, 
e-mailing lesson plans to Altai 
Academy and finishing my 
classes at Susquehanna. Rus- 
sian is not an easy language. Its 
alphabet has 33 characters. Many letters are foreign 
to Americans. A "P" is the "R," for example. An 
upside-down "V" is the letter "L." 

I marked up the tabloid, but what could I say 
about a foreign-language newspaper? Quality news- 
print created a clean appearance with no smudges. 
The front page was sharp with three skyboxes featur- 
ing inside stories. I recommended moving a small 
cartoon bumping against a large photo to a text- 
dominated area in the bottom corner of the page. To 
my pleasant .surprise, many nodded in agreement. 

Sharp color photographs were large throughout 
the 3i-page tabloid. Good cropping eliminated 
wasted space. Inside pages were readable (for 
Russians, of course) with adequate spacing and 
column widths, usually. A few pages squeezed in 
six narrow columns, too many for a tabloid. One 
two-page spread was fun. It used a large but simple 
graphic of a downtown loop, with descriptions, 
colors and codes explaining the content. 1 even 
read one of the subheads: Retro Trams. (Those 
three P's were a big giveaway.) 

One editor asked about freedom of U.S. newspa- 
pers to write negative things about their government, 
I said many papers use their editorial pages to criti- 
cize President Bush's policies on a regular basis. This 
seemed to amaze most of them. I've been told the 
government still controls quite a bit of news content. 

My publisher friend also produces a weekly 
business tabloid, a monthly business magazine 
and children's books. His tabloid for businesses 
encounters red tape and has to be registered with 
the government as an advertising medium because 
its ad content is 40 percent or higher. 

As for my other duties, certainly teaching Russian 
students was a thrill. They were thoughtful: stand- 
ing when I entered the classroom for the first time. 
They were talented: winning recent awards for their 
public relations and journalism activities. They were 
typical: chatting occasionally, a few coming in late, 
some forgetting to silence their cell phones. Tliey 
were trendy; wearing expensive jeans and fancy tops 
rather than sweats. 

SU students and faculty should appreciate our 
resources. The department had only one projec- 
tor system, so many of my planned PowerPoint 
presentations were left behind for later use when it's 
available. Handouts were rare luxuries, printed on 
the blank side of used paper. 

The faculty also treated me royally, but a final- 
week incident brought me down to earth. I was told 
(that morning) I would be speaking at a ribbon-cut- 
ting ceremony to dedicate a new headquarters for 
regional journalists. The governor cut the ribbon as 
media snapped photos and shot TV video. He went 
in, drank champagne, spoke and then conducted a 
news conference. I was next. When I stood to speak, 
the governor left the room, as did four-fifths of the 
audience. I gave my speech to about it journalists 
who were polite (or wanted to hang around for 
more champagne). — 

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4 Harnessing Renewable 
Energy: SU Alumni on the 
Cutting Edge 

8 How Safe Are Your 
Medical Records? 

12 This Thing Called Writing 
16 A Tribute to Terry March '67 


2 The First Word 

3 Forum 

20 The 'Grove 

Q&A ■ Syllabus • 
Forward Thinking 

23 Scoreboard 

26 People Sf Places 

28 Campaign News 

34 Alumni Notes 

Message Board • Homecoming 
Reunion Weekend • Snapshots ■ 
Wedding Album • Deaths 


50 Susquehanna 150 

52 End Notes 

Liberal Arts Education 
in the 21st Century 

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TNk Thing 
Called Writing 

The art and process of vyriting 
is explored in this engaging — 
and sometimes comic — IoqI< 
at the world of writers. 


Renewable Energy; 
SU Alumni on the 
Cutting Edge 

Three Susquehanna alumni — 
a Texas oil-and-gas man and a 
husband-and-wife team whose 
family business has depended 
in large part on the fossil fuel 
industry — ^find new futures in 
renewable energy resources. 

How Safe Are You 
Medical Records? 

Could a determined individua 
walk into a hospital and 
steal medical information by 
tapping into the institution's 
wireless network? The answer 
is revealed in this alarming 
look at the security of health- 
care records. 

^ Tribute ^0 
'^^ry Ma^'^h '67 

J;'^%etoafiaPj'^ homa§e to 
'^J^erBoaitj'^^^'rTerry March '67 

First Word 

By L. Jay Lemons, President 


W'l: i.coMi-: TO ANoriii-R issui-, of 
Susquehanna Ciincnis, our newly named 
and redesigned magazine. Within lis pages, 
you will learn more about the great work 
ot'our faculty and students, and the achieve- 
ments of our alumni. 

Our cover story examines the issue of '^ 
alternative energy through the eyes of three 
alumni who are emhracing new eiiei-gy sources 
in their businesses. Two ol'them, hushand- 
and-wife team Richard "Ric" Reajnan '93 and 
Kat hy Kovatch '93 Reaman, will see one of 

^eStiSote energy fields on the East Coast 
btiat ©n thefe ftniUy's property in Nesquehon- 
ing, PSl The thM, Guflther J. Weisbiieh '74. 
has dcvelopied an innovative wind turbine that 
cotdd hecortf tie wind energy solution of the 
future. In a sefeted story found in The "Grove 
seGtion* you will read about a new class, taught 
by Assistant Professor of Earth and Environ- 
mental Sciences Derek Straub, that examines 
sustainable energy resources. 

Our second feature article looks at the 
disturbing question of whether our medical 
records are safe. The answer in some cases may 
be no, according to research performed by 
Shana Dardant assistant professor of informa- 
tion systems at Susquehanna, and Eric Smith, 
assistant director for information security and 
networking at Bucknell University. Two 2008 
SXJf gfaduates, Tom Thayer and Joe Leader, 
assisted with the research when they were 
undergraduates. Dardan and Smith tapped 
into a hospital's wireless network to reveal its 
vulnerabilities and help the hospital improve 
its security measures. 

Oujf thirl feature article explores with our 
crea:ttve writing faculty the art and process of 
writing. The story underscores the faculty's 
deep commitment to both their chosen art 
and liieir teaching. 

Within these pages youTI also find profiles 
of our five alumni award v/inners— Jim App 
'% Slgne Gates '71. Kathi Stine '76 Flack, 
Tte|^niai*(|inny" Lloyd '8i and MicheUe 
"Chdle* Melntyre 'ox Brewer. News on the 

groundbreaking for our new science buildiog 
and 8 special time capsule ceremony held dur- 
ing Homecoming Retmion Weekend is also 
included in this issue. 

Numaious stories about the academic 
endeavors and travels of our students ani Ac- 
uity, along with news afeoutsome of the special 
guests we welcomed to x^nspm this ML, are 
contained in The 'Growand People & Plasms 
sections. The Scoreboard secfion recaps sOBtxe 
of the highlights of the; JKB aftletics season* 
including SU's heart^^ping football victory 
during HomecomingReunion Weekend. To 
mark the monumental sccasion of our sesqjBl- 
centennial Homecoming Ketuiion'Weekeiadl 
the magazine includes a. S|>ecMl ghoto essa|r 
highlighting events firona tjm "WimijaM 
three-day event. 

In End Notes, Associate Ptefessor of 
English and Jewish Studies Laurence Roth 
examines liberal arts education in the 21st 
centxiry. This issue also unveils Emeritus 
Professor of History Donald Housley's final 
10 picks in the Susquehanna 150 series. Our 
gratitude goes out to Don for researching the 
150 most influential people, 
events and developments 
in Susquehanna's history. 
This comorehensive list 
has examined the ups and 
downs of Susqueharma 
University through the 
years and revealed the 
fortitude that makes this 
institution great. Where we 
find ourselves today is truly 
something to celebrate. 

Finally, you will read 
about the passing of our 
dear friend and loyal sup- 
porter, Terry March '67, 
founder and CEO of Mid- 
' Securities and Iformer 
chair of Susquehanna Uni- 
versity's Board of Trustees. 
On Oct 26, just 10 days 

The ceremonial paddle given to 
John Strangfeld 75 upon being 
named chair of Susquehanna 
tJniversity Board of Trustees. 

2 • Susquehanna Currents ■ pall 2008 

Letters from the Susquehanna Community 

The inaugural issue of Susquehanna 
Currents magazine 

Bravo on the great new look. Ihis magazine is the besl ever. The story by the lady who was 
walking the raihoad bridge reminds me of my roommate, who, freshman year in 1969, 
was also walking across this bridge. L'nforlunately, a train did come at that lime, and he had to 
iump down off the bridge to the catwalk, losing his business law book to the Sus(.]uehanna Ri\er 
in the process. 

I was greatly impressed with the article on John Strangfeld. As he graduated in 1975, he would 
have been there in 1973 when I graduated. His reasons for going to Susquehanna parallel my own 
exactly, and while he has achieved much more at 54 than I have at 56, the basics are still true. 

Theresa Palmer was obviously in my class, and 1 never knew she was the first black woman 
to graduate from Susquehanna. I have learned something valuable about another classmate. 

Regarding the quantum information theory article, WOW! I have read about the Perimeter 
Institute in many books on physics, and I can assure you it is a cutting-edge place for the study 
of physics, quantum theory and much of the modern-day work in physics. Quantum Informa- 
tion Theory is indeed the cutting edge, and I salute Susquehanna for running this summer 
program for undergraduates. This stuff is often reserved for the graduate level. 

I can also tell you that, in nuclear power training, having baby boomers, millennials and 
generation Xers all within the same training classes is a challenge we have to meet as we train 
our next generation of nuclear plant operators. We have a mix of all three and imagine the 
instructor's job trying to keep all these diverse backgrounds motivated. 

All in all, this tells me that Susquehanna is, in fact, keeping on the cutting edge in business 
and science. One caution: Do not let the enrollment grow so much that you end up like the big 
schools. The small-school feel and uniqueness is why people like Mr. Strangfeld, myself and 
many others picked SU in the first place. 

Bravo Zulu as we say in naval nuclear power. Keep up the good worL 

— Dennis Mosebey '73 

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your letters via fax at S70-372-4948 or e-mail at siicurrenis9susqu.e^. 

before his death on Nov. 6, Terry passed 
the Board's "traditional paddle" to his 
colleague and friend John Strangfeld 
'75. CEO and chairman of the board of 
Prudential Financial Inc. The paddle is 
a tradition that was begun by former 
chair Sam Ross and has been carried 
forward since that time in substitu- 
tion for the more conventional gavel. It 
symbolizes the university's connection 
to the Susquehanna River, the need for 

the chair to steer the institution and 
the Board's commitment that we must 
always reach further. 

It is with deep respect and gratitude 
that I honor Terry for leading this 
institution to new heights. His fore- 
sight and leadership helped move the 
board and the institution from good to 
great, to borrow a phrase from author 
Jim Collins. During his tenure, Terry 
transformed the way in which the board 

governs and in so doing left ■- indelible 
mark on Susqueharma. In honor of all 
his accomplishments and the Marches' 
service and generosity, the Board of 
Trustees conferred honorary degrees to 
Terry and his wife, Pauline, in July. Ail 
in the Susquehanna family owe a debt 
of gratitude to Terry for his example, his 
leadership and his love for Susquehanna. 
He will be remembered fondly. — 

FAIL 2008 • Susquehanna Cunviits • 3 

Harnessing Renewable Energy: 
SU Alumni on the Cutting Edge 

By Bruce E. Beans 

Hebe are two couNTBiuNTurnvE business concepts. 

A Texas oil-and-gas man partners with his brother to concoct a wind energy concept 
so unique that it likely will not only decrease the demand for oil and gas, but also otake 
traditlondj large wind turbine propellers obsolete. 

A husband and wife join forces with the wife's family business, which depends in part 
on the good health of the fossil fuel economy, to construct the nation's second-largestsolar 
energy field. The field will be located not in the sunny Southwest, but rather in a narrow, 
xnountainoas valley in eastern Peimsylvania's embattled aathracite coal r^on. 

Beiiind both improbable projects, wMch share the goal of improving tbe ns^(m's al^coatihrn 
energy supply, are Susquehanna University alumni Tbe Texas oil man tryijs^ to ksso the 
wind— and even the water— widi a revolutionary new kind of turbine is Dallas residmcGuafli^ 
J. Welsbtich, '74, a geology major whose Wind Amplified Rotator Platfijxins" (WAfiJ") 
technology is attracting interest In B«rope, India, China-and South Africa. 

Qoser to Sxisquehanna, business school graduates Richard 'TRic" Reantan '93 and hJs 
wife, Kathy Kovateh '93 Reaman, are involved in the efforts of her toalySs buStnesfc tibe 
Kovatdb OsganlaitiGii, to lease more than 100 acres for a massive solar en«Efy Md jMst 
ovrtsnde KovateKs headquaartets in Nesquehoning, Pa. 

"I think SMpetema always was very forward thinking, encoui^fiagsll of m'tetibink 
outside the box" isays Eaflay, as she and her husband survey th« solar .enei||yi^te, a fowner 
coal mining fdtixsediflnp noiv cloaked in weeds, scrub oaks and biick trees. Shining brightly 
on them is an early M sun— ©ne that w&uld soon be covered by dark douds. 

"Solar ene^ wouldn't seem to be a natural fit here," she says. Agreeing, Ri^ a native of 
nearby Tamaqua, says, "People ask, "Why have it here? It's not sunny; it snows.' But Susquehaima 
gave us a great perfective: It's not so much thinking about what's here now. . ." 

"... but what's in the future," Kathy says, completing his sentence. , 

By next summer, the hillside is expected to be transformed into the $65(imUion 
Peimsylvania Solar Paxk, with 44,640 solar panels mounted in 25 -foot-high by 40-foot-wide 
grids on more than 900 dual-axis trackers following the sun, east to west and at tiie most 
effective angle, throughoat the day. The resulting 10.6 megawatts of eleceridty; a lo-fbld 
increase in Pennsylvania's solar output, will power 1.450 homes. And it will do so ^dtfaout 
any of the carbon dioxide emissions associated with coal-fired electric plants. That represents 
an annual reduction of 10.1 million pounds of released CX)2— the eqaivalent carbon, ofeet 
of planting trees on 25,100 acres. 

FALL 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 5 

Founded after World War II by 
Kathy's father, John J. "Sonny" Kovatch, the 
Kovatch Organization is one of the 
country's largest manufacturers of custom- 
built fire trucks and other fire apparatus. Its 
other business lines— making and selling 
fuel tanker trucks for military and civilian 
use, truck fleet sales, and several Nesque- 
honing auto and truck dealerships— also 
depend, ultimately, on fossil fuels. But the 
solar park is the late,st chapter in the 
Kovatch family's efforts to keep the aptly 
named Carbon County at the forefront 
of energy production. 

In the early 1990s, about the same 
time the Reamans met while juniors at 
Susquehanna, the Panther Creek Energy 
Project, an electric generating plant fired 
by anthracite coal refuse, began operating 
a half-mile west of the planned solar energy 
site. Like the solar site, it too is situated on 
some of the 6,000 acres Kathy's father 
purchased from the Lehigh Coal and 
Navigation Co. between the early 1960s and 
1990. Dating back to the early iSoos, that 
company's legacy included tons of black, 
dusty culm— the coal mining waste now 
firing the clean-burning coal technology 
power plant. As the plant cleared culm olT 
area hillsides, including where the solar 
field will be established, a tributary of the 

Katiiy Kovatch '93 Reaman and Richard "Ric" Reaman 
'93 at the future site of the nation's second-largest 
solar energy field, being constructed on the Kovatch 
Organization's property outside Nesquehoning, Pa. 

nearby Lehigh River that locals once 
dubbed "Black Creek" began running clear. 
Now Nesquehoning Creek, which flows 
near the home in which the Reamans live 
with their three young daughters, is a 
state-designated "exceptional value" 
stream so clean that trout swim in it. 

"The coal industry really left its mark 
on Carbon County," says Kathy, who 
majored in business administration with 
an operations management emphasis and 
earned her M.B.A. from Moravian College. 
Now the human resources systems 
administrator for Kovatch, which employs 
800 people, she adds, "Becoming a leader 
in alternative energy and bringing solar 
energy to the county, which was always 
based on coal, is an exciting change." The 
facility's control center also will function as 
an education center for both students 
and green energy workers. 

"We do get a significant amount of 
sunlight in Pennsylvania— about 1,600 
hours annually, slightly less than New 
Jersey," says John F. Curtis III, president 
and CEO of Green Energy Capital 
Partners LLC, the Conshohocken, Pa„ 
developers of the solar project. He was 
attracted to the project by the 30- to 
50-year lease with Kovatch; ready access to 
two utility power grids; the recent passage 
of a state bill establishing a $165 million 
renewable energy fund, which Curtis 
believes makes Pennsylvania the second 
most friendly renewable energy state; 
and the recent extension of federal 
renewable energy tax credits. 

"This will be the premier solar 
project in the country," boasts Curtis. 
"It's only the second in the country to 
use dual-axis trackers, and it's five times 
larger than the first one in California." 

Ric, the Kovatch Organization's vice 
president and chief financial officer, who 
majored in both accounting and business 
administration, thinks this could be just the 
beginning. If the project succeeds, he believes 
the company would quickly lease another 
loo-plus acres for a second solar field. He's 
also exploring wind energy possibilities. 

"It's exciting to be on the ground floor 
of something that will benefit our children 
and grandchildren," he says. "With the 
impact that oil has on our economy, there 
are a lot of benefits in being able to have 

An example of what a solar energy field looks like once builL 

such an alternative energy source available 
for the future. And this is the first of many 
of these things we'll see coming on line. 
Fifteen to 20 years from now, people will 
be saying, 'Oil? What's that stuff?' " 

"I'm a firm believer that we are 
transitioning from a petroleum society 
to a new renewable energy society," says 
Gunther Weisbrich, the '74 graduate now 
living in Dallas. "It's going to take a couple 
decades, but clearly we need to go there 
for a variety of reasons. 

"Politically and economically, why send 
all this phenomenal distribution of wealth 
(in fuel revenues) from this country 
overseas? And while I don't agree that 
global warming is exclusively manmade, 
we can all agree a great deal of pollution 
is associated with hydrocarbons." 

Weisbrich, who earned a master's degree 
in geology and geophysics from Boston 
College, is a traditional oil-and-gas 
exploration geologist. His company. 
Midnight Oil, explores for oil and gas and 
advises investors on such projects. Ten years 
ago, however, he and his brother, Alfred, 
teamed up to form two related companies 
to promote Alfred's WARP" concept. 

The Weisbrich brothers, who emigrated 
with their parents from West Germany in 
the late 1950s, grew up in Tarrytown, N.Y. 
Alfred, who is six years older, earned a 
degree in aeronautical engineering from 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 
Troy, N.Y. Gunther attended Susquehanna, 
where, he says, "In geology we were always 
taught to look at things difterently. There 
are always different ways to interpret data, 
and, therefore, different answers — some 
better than others — come about." 

That's the way he and his brother view 
extracting energy from the wind. Alfred 

6 • Susquehanna Currents • fall 1008 

first thought of the idea during the Arab oil 
embargo of 1973-74- He then was a 
presidential Intern under Apollo 11 
astronaut Michael Collins, the director of 
the Smithsonian Institutiorfs National Air 
and Space Museum. He b^^n thinking 
-T :!there had to be a better way to harness the 
wind than with large propellers. That belief 
solidified even further in the late 1980s and 
early 1990s when he worked with Kaman 
Aerospace for Sandia Laboratories, the U.S. 
Department of Energy/NASA and United 
Technologies in the development of wind 
turbines with expensive and complex 
' l)lades measuring 250 feet in diameter. 
He finally patented his invention in 
1994. He knew that, despite their growing 
size, traditional turbines were only taking 
advantage of existing wind speeds to 
generate electricity. "To date, the whole 
industry has always concentrated on 
[increasing] the diameter of the blade," says 
Gunther. "But we knew from the power 
equation that power is proportional to 
diameter squared and wind velocity cubed; 
in other words, that diameter is a squared 
ftinction while the velocity of the wind is a 
cubic fimction. So we concentrated on what 
we could do to enhance the wind velocity, 

propellers, the Weisbrlchs take a page fyma decosuttisslMed ol 

A WARP Wind Power System envisioned 
as an airport control tower. 

and that ultimately resulted in the WARP 
design. Once you amplify the wind flow, 
you can use all kinds of conventional 
recovery devices, of which propellers are 
still the best." 

So instead of using a single massive 
propeller blade, which today can exceed 
400 feet in diameter, the concept incorpo- 
rates numerous propellers of much smaller 
diameters — 6, xo or 20 feet. To turn the 

nature. Maximum wind speeds across a 
mountain occur along saddles, ritiges, 
notches or in canyons, where the wind 
volume is concentrated as it whips through 
a narrow opening. It's similar, says (iunther, 
to what occurs when you turn a comer 
amidst tall buildings on a windy day, or 
when you pinch a water hose. 

Stacking any number of modules, 
hourglass-shaped like a woman's body, the 
Weisbrichs mount the propellers in pairs 
on the "waists" of the modules, where the 
force of the wind is both amplified and 
smoothed out by the modules' wider "hips." 
The result: wind speeds amplified by 50 to 
80 percent. 

For example, if the ambient wind speed 
is 5 miles per hour, cubing that with 
traditional wind turbine technology would 
generate an energy fector of 125. 

With a WARP tower, however, amplify- 
ing the 5 mph wind speed by 80 percent 
creates a 9 mph wind—cubed that's an 
energy factor of 729, nearly a sixfold 
increase in energy generation. "Right off the 
bat, you can see how much more power you 
get from increasing the wind speed," says 
Gunther. In addition, he notes that wind 
speeds are greater at higher altitudes. "We 
on build our systems very tall^-aooi joos 
800 or even a thousand feet tall," he says< 
"That's where the wind is, but conventional 
turbines can't be built that talL" 

And because each module's paired 
propeller turbines are mounted like lazy 
Susans and automatically fece into the 
prevailing wind, they can take maximum 
advantage of prevailing winds, even as 
wind directions shift at different heights. 
Traditional large-blade turbines face in 
only one direction and require power to 
adjust to differing winds. 

Finally, WARP towers require only 
about a quarter of the acreage of traditional 
large-blade wind turbines and can be built, 
according to the yoimger Weisbrich, for 
about $600 to $800 per kilowatt— less 
than half of the $1,500- to $i,70o-per-kiIo- 
watt cost of large-bladed turbines. 

Potential WARP towers can be btult on 
land; atop buildings; atop already existing 
utility towers, which would both generate 
and transmit electricity; at sea, where wind 
velocities are greatest; both afloat and atop 

Guntlier J. Weisbrich 74 poses 
with a model of the WARP 

rigs; and in rivers or 
at sea with modules 
both above and 
below the water. 
"Ihe phvsics behind 
it allows this kind 
ot technology to 
operate in any fluid 
flow, wbid or wrater," 
says GujQther, 
According to his 

brother. Alfred, 

W.ARPskin panels 

can incorporate 

photovoltaic solar 

cells to generate solar enei^ as weU, 

So far the concept has been provetj; 
in a wind tunnel test atop the Catskill 
Mountains and in Belgium and France, 
where two-module WARP tmms are 
powering two industrial bulldtogs. 

Conventional turbines currently can 
generate a maximum 4,5 or 5 megawatts 
(each megawatt powers 700 homes). "We 
can build our systems to generate seven, 
10 or 15 megawatts from Just one towar, so 
why build a 300-fbot-diameter blade wliea 
you can get the same energy from a baacji 
of 20-foot-diameter blades?" asks Guniier, 
"Oar idea is to maJfelalfe-bMed tarbfees 
obsolete. Tkey ai% pest eiigineertng feats, 
but they «e» 4iaos«ar§, We're confident the 
timing IS pethci. We jttst happen, to hawe s 
better iHoase*tap.* 

AmoBg those hiterested in thit better 
mousetrap is Ric. AAer rewleinteg the 
Weisbrichs' Web site, he says, "I want to 
talk to Gunther. 1 like the compactness of 
their design and the Increaisc in efficjencyf 

He can en'wision WARP towers 
studding the ridges of Broad Mountato 
and Nesquehoning Mountain, propdlers 
ginning madly while thousatads of solar 
panels soak up the sun. lt$ a vision for aist 
centiiry energy ushered in by Susquehanna 
alumni and produced on the remains of 
King Coal. «- 

Bruce E. Beans is a contributing writer based 
in Philadelphia. 

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How Safe Are Your Medical Records? 

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By Shana Dardan and Eric Smith 

It was a research project with a dramatic conclusion. In the winter of 2007, assisted by two Susquehanna 
University students, we decided to test our theory that a determined individual could walk into a hospital and steal 
medical information by simply tapping into the institutions wireless network. Within several hours of embarking 
on this adventure, we not only had achieved our objective with a hospital that had agreed to become our research 
guinea pig, but we also had taken control of its power grid. 

The purpose of this experiment was not to cause anxiety or mischief. Rather, it was to underscore the vulnerabilities 
of our nation's medical records system. In the process, we also created an experience for two students that far 
outstripped anything they could have learned in a classroom lecture. 

(3ni.y a few short decades after the introduction of the personal computer, 
we are now fully engaged in the digital era. Digitized information i.s ubiquitous and 
necessary for global business. Integral to increasing health care standards and 
meeting the needs of an aging boomer generation, hospitals are using digital 
medical records. Many are actively joining the National Health Information 
Network, a federally tunded project to support the creation of personal electronic 
health records that can follo\\' consumers anywhere. Indeed, the use and availabil- 
it)' of digital medical records are expected to vastly decrease the cost of pre\-entable 
medical errors and the number of deaths due to those errors. 

But the very nature of digital medical records and the use of networks make the 
theft of information much easier. How easy? Our e.xperiment showed that a tech- 
savvy individual can steal patient medical records even from a hospital that has 
a highly reputable security staff and is HIPAA compliant. Hospitals and patients 
seem to use HIFAA— a federal law that among other things ensures the security 
and privacy of health data — as the bar, or standard, for whether their information 
is adequately protected. Yet the technical requirements for information security as 
outlined in HIPAA are less than a page long, outdated and ambiguous. Add to this the 
reality that the fundamental requirement of IT in a hospital setting is the availabil- 
ity of information — not the security of said information— and you have substantial 
room for possible network vulnerabilities. 

But why would someone steal medical records? Who could possibly care about 
someone's twisted ankle or ingrown toenail? Actually, medical identity theft and 
insurance fraud are the current flavor of choice for organized crime. Tlie reason: 
risk of being caught is lower than for financial identity thelt or cocaine trafficking 

FALL 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 9 

(wMch is wte organized crtffl* sswitdied from when moving 
iato imi|^*i»ccwds tbcft), and the risk of imprisonment is 

In adcEitiran to the lowered risks, the monetary gain can 
be enofBQOus. Malcolm Sparmw, a Harvard University 
professor who has vntitten extensively on die topic, estimates 
tliat health care fraud amounts to about 3 to 1© percent of all 
hedth care costs— between $120 bilHon and J$oo billion per 
year. Most people are aware of fraud associated with double- 

a specific part of the network. Within an hour, we were able 
to break into more sensitive areas of the hospital, and within 
several hours we had complete access to every aspect of the 
institution— including CEO and security admininstration 
accounts and full control over routers, the power grid and 
medical records. While we purposeMly asked for a fake 
medical record to run tests on, we verified that we could have 
taken more than 3 rnillion medical records and could have 
transmitted them offsite. 

Within an hour, we were able to break into more sensitive areas 
of the hospital, and within several hours we had complete access 
to every aspect of the institution. 

biffing, or padding. But a growing aspect of fraud is medical 
identity theft. I«ck of health Insurance, although a motiva- 
tor, is not the biggest reason that people purchase medical 
identities. Fears that future employment, life insurance, or 
even health insurance could be affected by mental or physi- 
cal illness drive people to buy medical identities on the black 
market so that they can get care without those illnesses 
showing up on their records. 

Nearly a year ago, protected by a legal umbrella 
arranged by the general counsels of Susquehaima and 
Budknell and an intellectual propertj^ rights and contracts 
lawyer, we began plotting our experiment. We deliberately 
selected a hospital that has a strong IT security staff and is 
HIPAA compliant. The hospital we worked with remains 
nameless for security reasons; but on completion of the 
security assessment, we gave it a more than 6,000-page 
report on its network and the vulnerabilities we found. 

We chose two students from Susquehanna University to join 
us for part of the research— TontUuiyer and Joe Leader, both 
'oS^duates. Liability and sensitivitjr to the hospital prevented 
us ftom allowing them to join fully. We planned a multivector 
attack using ASP spoofing, packet stripping (see glossary) and 
more plain-vanilla password attacks on routers. Because of our 
specialized knowledge in wireless network attacks, the initial 
plan was to attack the hospital's wireless network. 

We began, however, with an assessment of the Apfelbaum 
building's network on the Susquehanna campus to orient 
Thayer and Leader to the methodologies and security tools 
we would be using. Mark Huber, the CIO (chief informa- 
tion oflScer) at Susquehaima, graciously allowed us to "muck 
about" on the network and use it as a teaching tool. 

Several weeks later, we moved on to the hospital. As part 
of our agreement with the hospital, we tested a specific seg- 
ment of the wired network. That is, we were given access to 

The control of the power grid was, perhaps, the most dis- 
concerting part of the assessment By changing a password 
so that only we could speak to it, and then following vnth a 
command to turn it to "off^' we could have disabled the 
hospital. This went far past our initial goal of stealing medical 
records or medical identity theft, and perhaps right into a 
very possible method of terrorism. 

Eric Smith, assistant director for information security and networlcing at Bucknell 
University, and Shana Dardan, assistant professor of information systems, in the server 
room at Susquehanna University. 

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and Hubf r ir. a closed mtelinp. 

"DiaV'Sr' and 

The fiiulinj^s on [he liospilal asscssinciil were presented at 
DefCxin this summer. DeKidii is perhaps llie most respected 
underground IT security conterence. We were heartened to 
speak to executi\es and security people in tlie health care 
industrv and goveminent policymakers, it is our noal and 
hope that the seeuril\- tenets ofllil'AA aie slrenglheneil and 
that those in positions to influence pohcies and the v;eiieral 
transmission ol medical records will take heeil ot 
\idiieralile our inloinialion is. In the meantime, we 
are pleased to sa\- that I haver and Leader both took it upon 
themselves to hunt down Inteinet-t'acini; vulnerabilities in 
government anii corporate Web sites and to write letters to 
the i'especti\'e (dOs. — 

Ihaver and Leider to t',o to Calitorma and nn'et wjtl\ the 

Coip.) who was previoiisiy the :r) 

Shana Dardan is assistant professor of information s/srems at 

Susquehanna University • 

Eric Smitli is assistant director for information security and networking 

a! Bucknell University. 

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This Thing Called 


By Larry Gaffney ^L ^^r 

Without a hint of AaROGANcs, and with quiet convictloa, 
Gary Fincke, director of SU's creative writing program, 
recently told a visitor, "I truly believe that we have one of the 
finest undergraduate creative writing programs in the country." 

It's a lofty claim, something a progtam director should 
believe. In this case, others have said the same thing 
about Susquehaxjna's program. And ifs clearly a claim 
made by directors of other creative writing programs. 

The fact is that creative wxiCing pro^gtains are proliferating, 
and Susquehanna is among a gPO'Mfflf i^ambee of colleges, 
including Brown, Jolttis Hopkhdis, OberHn and CMrnegie MeUoa, 
that are achieving national recognition for their undergraduate 
creative writing programs and the students they turn out. 

If one takes the long view, creative writing programs are a relativ«dy 
new phenomenon. Although they often take different approaches 
to teaching the skill of writing, they sh^re the conviction that 
writing can be taught. One way these programs do that is by 
teaching students how to talk about their own work and how to 
critique the work of others, including their fellow students. 




PALL 2008 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 13 

To VARYING DEGREES, but almost 

without exceptton, writers enjoy talking 
about their work^ and just as often about 
tileiasel^es. Salinger and Pynchon 
notwithstanding (one might have put 
Connac McCarthy in that category until 
he turned up on Oprah, and later the 
Academy Awards), your average writer 
will eagerly hold forth on the topic of 
crgt and other matters. N© doubt it's 
the soEtaxy nature of the work. In llie 
writer's stedy, there is no jDilbert in 
an adjoining ctAicle ready to listen. 

A handful of writers, in cranky 
moods* bme said this is aot necessarjly 
a good thing. Lilian Hellman once said, 
"If I had to give yoBing writers advice, 
I wotild say dorft listen to writers tedk 
about writing or themselves." Heming- 
way shunned any discourae re^rding 
his work: "If yeu talk abo^iit it) you lose 
it" Nomian MaHer apeed, stating that 
& "idischaff!! of the tension" could r^olt 
from blabbing about a work in progress. 

So much for the workshop, in which 
students and their professors do close 
readings of fledgling manuscripts. In 
the estimation of some writers, it can 
be a hindrance to both student and 

IRustratton by Chud Hogan 

teacher. Gore Vldal, who was less con- 
cerned about the effect of creative writing 
programs on the students than on the 
writers, said, "Teaching has ruined 
more American novelists than drink." 

But most of the naysayers established 
their careers before creative writing 
programs became prevalent and widely 
respected. They worked alone, depending 

on the advice of editors or carefully 
chosen colleagues. Today, however, the 
consensus among profisssional writers is 
that creative writing programs are indis- 
pensable to the devdfopment of aspiring 
poets, novelists and creative nonfiction 
writers, giving them encouragement, 
faxnfljarizing them with the nuts and 
bolts of effective manuscript preparation, 
and teaching them to avoid rookie mis- 
takes. For every autodidact like Tidal, 
there are a multitude of writers like the 
late Raymond Carver, who said he felt 
his first writing teacher, the novelist 
John Gardners looking over his shoulder 
whenever he worked on a story 

Susquehanna's Tom Bailey, now in 
his loth year teaching in Susquehanna's 
creative writing program, fully appreci- 
ates the value of a mentor. Had it not 
been fer Jane Wells, his En^sh professor 
at Marshall IMversity, he might not 
be where te is today. Bailiey's fether, 
a career military man, felt that the 
scribbling of novels was not the sort 
of manly pursuit he wanted for Ms son. 
Professor Wells made a call, and Bailey's 
father was convinced by the argument 
that a young person should be encour- 
aged to develop his primary talent. 

If Bailey's main talent is writfing, the 
gift of conveymg enthusiasm to otixers 
is a dose second. He emits an aura of 
almost palpable deUght in the hfe he has 
foshioned for himself— a life of writing 
and teaching. Usually he is up and 
working by 4 a.m., unless he has "slept 
m" until 5. By the time he comes to 
class, he has been writing for five hours, 
and he is not hesitant to talk about the 
process. This kind of personal sharing, 
"showing them why one sentence works 
better than another," gains the trust of 
his students, whom, by the way, he calls 
not "student writers," but "writers," 
conferring legitimacy to their efforts. 

A rugged type, Bailey recently 
explored the Grand Canyon for his 
novel-in-progress abotit two brothers, 
one of whom goes missmg m that vast 
wdderness. He loves it when a project 
takes him on an adventure. He consid- 
ers it unlikely that he'll ever begm a 
novel with the line "Last week when 
I was in Starbuck's. . ." 

Gten Relief, assistant professor of Englisli and creative writing 

The work habits of authors have 
always been as much a topic of interest as 
the craft itself Hemmgway, Victor Hugo 
and even Ben Franklin were known to 
h.voT writing in the nude, ostensibly to 
make the process Spartan and unpleas- 
ant, lest comfort and lassitude settle in. 
Hoosier poet James Whitcomb RHey 
asked friends to hide his clothes while 
he wrote so he wouldn't be tempted to 
go out for a drink 

Wlien Bailey, Fincke or their 
Susquehanna coDeagues Karia Kelsey 
and Glen Retief are at work, none of 
that funny stuff is going on. But they 
do share one characteristic: Each spends 
several hours a day demonstratmg the 
same commitment to writing that they 
encourage m their students. Like Bailey, 
Kelsey is usually up and working by 

5 a.ra. Fincke is writing in longhand by 

6 a.m. Retief, the slugabed of the group, 
sometimes waits until 7 a.m. to start his 
day But they have all been at the writing 
pad or computer for hours before their 
class work begins. Discuss writing and 
teachmg with them and you will come 
away with an overwhelming sense that 
they are dedicated and passionate, utter- 
ly committed to Bernard Malamud's 
dictum that the idea is to get the pencil 
(or, in this modem age, one's fingers on 
the keys) movmg quickly. 

Tales of the way writers work are 
full of contrasts and contradictions. 
Hemingway wrote standing at a lectern 
(and sometimes fully clothed, one 
hopes). Truman Capote said, "I am a 
completely horizontal author. . . I can't 
think unless I'm lying down, either 

14 • Susquehanna Currents • fall 2008 



he wanted to create primary sources 
rathei' than study them, he tLirned 
to writing piiems and sliort stories, 
lincke became inspired b)- the works ot 
blue-collar poets such as I'hilip l.evine 
and janies Wright. "Il was exciting to 
find out thai the things I knew could 
be translated onto the page" I lis quiet 
mannei' is an indication ot admitted 
shyness when it comes to anah'zing his 
own writing, and he appreciates the dil- 
ficulties facing yoLUig writers \vho mav 
be unsure of their talent. "I believe it's 
important to pay attention to students 
as individuals," he says, and as director 
of" the program, he has made sure that 
all students get close readings ot' their 
work and one-on-one conferences with 
their professors. 

Retiel, a nati\'e of South Africa, 
brings a cosmopolitan flavoi' to the 
program, basing li\'ed in (lapelown, 
London, New York Caty, Miami and 
Madiid. Before becoming a professor, 
he was an instructor of homeless HI\'- 
positive substance abusers, a needle- 
exchange adx'ocale and a teacher of high 
school students with learning disabili- 
ties. In his work he has followed the 
dictates ot his heart, and he continues 
to do so in the classroom, helping his 
students to hntl the "emotional subtext 
beneath every story." 

Not all writers are such pleas- 
ant people. William H. (iass freely 
acknowledged his dubious motivation 
for writing: "I write because I hale. A 
lot. Hard." Sniping ma\' be the most 
popular sport among wiiters. "Heni'y 

workshop, "'I here will be no barracudas 
in here." BliI, oI course, there were. 

Not so in the workshops at 
Susquehanna. To a \'isitor. the writers 
here seem sincerely, genuineh nice. 
(!ertainlv, fiiev will becrilical when it is 
leqLiired. Ihe standards for the program 
aie rigorous, and 2008 gradiiates ha\e 
iecei\etl scholarships to Iowa's Writing 
Workshop ani.i C olumbia L'niversily's 
Publishing Program. Recent graduates 
are also enjoying the sweet success ol 
publishing. Two are Catherine Pierce 
'00 and Jay Varner '03. 1'ieri.e's book 
of poetry, l-ciiiioii^ l.iis! Wonis, was the 
winner of the 2007 Saturnalia Book 
Prize, and \'arner will see his memoir, 
/)!/r);, piihh.shed h\ .Algonquin Press 
earh' ne.\t year 

.Alumni success is a testament to 
the program's teaching approach, which 
encomages students to compete with 
each other but also cilfers them close 
professional guidance. Students aie 
ciiached and encouraged at e\er\' lui'n, 
gi\'en the opportunity to show iheir 
stuff at the approximately 10 re.ulings 
per year and in three sluilenf-run liter- 
ary magazines. C'ompetition to publish 
is fierce, success ne\er assureil. "I know 
what it's like to have that burning desire 
for publication," says Bailey. "Before 1 
got my lust nos'el accepted, I couldn't 
go into a Barnes & Noble without feel- 
ing physicalh' sick." So he exhort.s his 
students to write e\'ei y da\', to tollow 
a schedule, to keep a word ami page 
count. "If 1 didn't write ever)' tlay," he 
says, "I wouldn't know who I am." 

It's a safe bet that the creali\e writing 
students at Susquehanna are getting a 
good sense ntU onlv of who the\' are, 
but of what lhe\" can achie\e. — 

■ityf she s 

What else might one expect in a 
profession often dominated b)' enor- 
mous egos? Presuming other people 
will avidly follow your words, ideas and 
visions — and pay good money for that 
privilege — is indeed an act of heroic 
presumption. In a workshop, one can 
almost hear the egos quietly humming. 
\'\'alter Te^'is, author of llic Hustler, 
once told students on the first dav of his 

Liay Gaffney is a local writer of fiction and 
contributor to Susquehanna Currents. 

For more information on 
Susquehanna University, 
Waters/default, h tm. 

FALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 15 

Terry March '67, former chair of the Susquehanna University 
Board of Trustees and a tireless volunteer, friend and sup- 
porter of the university, passed away Nov. 6. He joined the 
board irt 1990 as a representative of the Alumni Association 
and continued to serve as a trustee 
until his death. He was elected vice 
chair in 2000 and served as chair 
from 2003 until October 2008. 

Terry was born Feb. 1, 1945 in 
Nev^ort, Pa. It was in Newport, 
in the fifth grade class, that he met 
Pauline Maurer, who later became 
his wife and loving partner. Tenry 
and Pauline most recently made 
their home in East Greenville, Pa. 
Following his graduation from 
Susquehanna with a degree in 
accounting, Terry became a certi- 
fied public accountant and launched 
a more than 30-year career in the 
financial services industry. He began 

Teny March 67 , ^ 

his career as a staft accountant 
for Price WaterhoUse & Co. and later was named assistant 
controller at Dillon Read & Co. Inc. He became a control- 
ler and vice president of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., and in 
1982 founded March & Thompson, a consulting and auditing 
firm in New York City. He sold the firm six. years later and 
founded Midwood Securities, a Manhattan brokerage firm 
specializing in serving institutional investors. Terry served 
as CEO of Midwood until 2008, and continued to serve as 
chairman of the board of Midwood until his death. 

Pauline worked with Terry at Midwood and was Terry's 
partner in his service to Susquehanna University. She is a fre- 
quent participant in the Board Partners and Friends Program, 
which creates a welcoming place for friendships to develop 
among the vital participants in the boards work. 

Terry was a champion for Susquehanna University. He 
helped organize a network of alumni working in the New York 
financial services industry. From 1993 to 1995, he chaired the 
National Committee on Annual Giving, and he was major 
gifts chair for the Susquehanna 2000 campaign. He was a past 
president of the Alumni Association, and was awarded the uni- 
versity's Alumni Achievement Award in 1998. He also served 
on the Sigmund Weis School of Business Advisory Council. 

During his years of service on Susquehanna's board, Terry 
helped put in place a process for transforming how the 
board governs itself and the institution. Leading the board's 
good- to-great effort, he harnessed its energy for excellence 
and a commitment to continuous improvement, turning 
the board into a national model of governance. He fervently 
believed that if friends worked together, they could achieve 

:;J: TERRY L. MARCH '67 

great things. And indeed, under Terry's careful and attentive 
leadership, they did. 

To enhance the board transformation effort, Terry sup- 
ported seeking the counsel of Richard Chait, a research pro- 
fessor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chait, 
who has worked with weO over lOO colleges and universities, 
including some of the nation's most prestigious, says his time 
with the Susquehanna board was among the most satisfying, 
in part because of Terry's leadership role. 

"Terry was the one who guided the process," Chait says. 
"He was the one who encouraged people to move forward. 
And he was adaptive. He didn't hold to the way we've done it 
in the past. He wasn't defensive; he was experimental. And he 
did it with a modesty and humility that is so authentic." 

Terry was regarded by his friends, family and coUeagues 
as a man of passion, integrity and vision who possessed 
an unwavering and deep love of Susquehanna University, 
Through their philanthropy, he and Pauline changed the lives 
of students and helped buUd a future for the university. They 
endowed the Terry and Pauline March Scholarship Fund 
in 1997 and the March Diversity Scholarship, which pro- 
vided annual scholarships for promising students. They also 
endowed the March Fund for Accounting, which supports 
the professional development of Susquehanna's accounting 
faculty. The coaches' suite in Susquehanna's Garrett Sports 
Complex is named in memory of a grandson, Noah March- 
Dole, who died shortly after his birth in i998.The Marches 
were founding members of the Susquehanna Society, which 
honors supporters who have given a cumulative total of $i 
million or more to the university. 

In recognition of their service to the university, Terry 
and Pauline received honorary degrees in July at the board's 
annual retreat. Terry March received an honorary Doctor 
of Business Administration degree and Pauline received an 
honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 

Terry's service extended beyond Susquehanna and 
reflected his commitment to giving back to his community 
and his profession. He was a member of the New York Stock 
Exchange and the New York area firms advisory committee of 
the NYSE board of directors. He chaired the Securities Indus- 
try Association's institutional brokerage committee and was 
a director of the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton 
School. He was a member of the U.S. Tennis Association's 
board of directors, an equity owner of the Pacific Life Open 
at Indian Wells, Calif, and served on the Association of the 
Southampton Hospital. He also served as a member of the 
Liberty Leads Advisoi y Board. 

Terry's legacy is great and his imprint on the Susquehanna 
family is deep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pauline and 
the entire March family. May God bless and comibrl ihem 
during this time of loss. 


\6 ■ Susquehanna Currents • fall 2008 

Reflecting on the March Years 

President L. Jay Lemons sat down with foiincr Board Chair Terry March shortly before liis dcatli to discuss March's 

connection to Susquehanna and his years of service to the collei^e. F-oliowini; are excerpts from tlie conversation. 

Lemons: Many people graduate from college and never return. 
Others remain occasional friends, and then a few develop a 
deep, abiding sense of connection to dieir alma mater and 
devote man\' hours to ser\'ing and supporting it. \\'h\- did 
you end up in the latter group ol the deeply devoted? 

March: As many people at this point have heard me say, 
Susquehanna was the single most important transitional 
piiase in my life. In the scheme ol things, I would not he 
where 1 am today nor having this conversation if 1 had not 
attended Susquehanna and achieved the benefits that I 
received by being educated thei'e. 

Certainly, the academic side should not be overlooked 
because I was educated as an accountant, and Su.squehanna, 
directly or indirectly, provided me with my hist opportunity to 
have a C'crlilied Public Accounting career or Independent Pub- 
lic Accounting experience with a large national accounting firm. 

Lemons: You've seen a lot of change in Susquehanna going 
back to the fall of 1963. What are the most important changes, 
ti(.)m your perspecti\e? 

March: Cveiall, J think one of the most important changes 
I've seen from the time I was on campus is the extent to 
which the university has become all about the students. I'm 
sure that's changed on many campuses across the country, 
and I think it was done somewhat out of necessity to be 

believe it was something that 
ation, leadership and faculty 
felt was important as part ol the education process — the close 
contact with the students, not onlv in the classroom, but 

mortar What we have done in all ol those years is develop 
one of the most beautilul campuses, I'm sure, in the entire 
country. And that's not iusl m\' opinion. It's pointed out to us 
by students and parents who visit the campus, and it's one of 
the reasons why they put Susquehanna high on their list of 
places they would consider attending. 

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to build on all of thai, and to continue to involve our students 
once they leave our campus. .And I think it we stay the 
course and buiUI on can' successes, then we will conlmue 
to be .successlul aiul competitive. 

Lemons: 1 want to pick up on a theme that \()U mentioned — 
engaging om alumni. \'ou've heard me sa\' we \\\\n[ peiiple to 
choose Susquehanna not for four ^•ears, but lor a lifetime. I'd 
realU' lo\e to hear \'our thoughts about how other alumni can 
be invoked, and what the potential imp,ict might he (.n their 
lives and their own careers. 

March: 1 recognize there are periods in everyone's lives when 
theie is little time available lor anything except getting mar- 
ried aiul adapting to that, raising a lainiK- and ail that goes 
with that, and making your way in whate\er lile's occupation 
\'ou choose. Some people, 1 imderstand, are more willing 
to make time a\'ailable and take liom those three areas, in 
particular Others are less willing. With that understand- 
ing, 1 think it's incumbent upon Susquehanna to reach out 
with opportunities on lui\\ to be in\'ol\'etl, whether through 
programs where our akunni live, ct)nnections that make a 
dilference in their lives, visits to the campus, opportunities 
to network or for education, or iusl plain oIlI lun. 

Lemons: Turning to the Board of Trustees, how difleient is 
the board that you ser\e on toda\' Irom the one \'ou joineil 
in 1990? 

March; I think the board is thi'owing itself into aehie\ing 
the mission of Susquehanna in the wa\' that's been drawn 
up and laid out by the strategic plan. 'I he)' totally endorse 
the concept that the student is everything, or "It's all about 
the student," as we like to sa\'. 'I hat's a gre,il slaiMing point. 

Lemons: In 2003, you con\ened a groLip to take a Iresh look 
at governance. Can you talk a little bit about what led you 
to believe that was an important thing to do? What w^as the 
nioti\ation behind it? 

March: Over a period of 15 \'ears, the boaixl had changed little 
in the way it had operated, but I realizeti there might be an 
opportunity to take a step back and take a look at ourselves 
and see if we could become a truly great board, recognizing 
that we already had a good one. 

So when I convened a group to take a look at oiuselves, 
the thoughts in my mind were primarily. How can we stiaic- 
ture ourselves? How can we think about oLU"selves and think 
about Susquehanna in a wa\- that's truly engaging for all the 

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Reflecting on the March Years 

hoaitl members, and brings ultimate bencl'il to the univcrsil\- 
and tlic institution? 

Lemons: it was the goNernance committee liial gave rise ulti- 
mately to the reputation task loree, which ultimately gave rise 
In this mantra of "It's all about the student," which is really 
another way ofmore plainly outlining the core mission that 
you just mentioned. It's interesting to me how all ol that sort 
ol'buill ujioii ilsell. 

March: We ha\'e always hatl excellent board leadership, but 1 

think financial sti'ife or lack ot : ^ g, . 

the board lor several decades. 

■So, as we transitioned from the point of aTsaye-not,"! 
belie\'e time ultimately became available to lake an in-depth 
look at ourselves. 

Lemons: Not long alter the governance committee was con- 
vened, you reached a point ot determining that wc needed 
.some outside counsel. Dick (!hait, a research professor at 

has played in helping to refirame and reshape how we have 
thoiight about govwnaDce. 

March: It was really fortuitous that Dick Chait came on liie 

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leadenhip of institmions at some of the finest institutions 
ir -- . . . rittocome 

'cs and to do 
what was, perhaps at least to my knowledge, the first official 
board '' itself. 

At to us, which we have adopted, is that we 

try to be involved with issues, topics and projects early in die 
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on the board of Susquehanna University. So, 1 think in that 

r'---- ^ - --■'-" — ■-'-',; person v- '■' ever have 

I .i and the e been ben- 

efiting from his advice and counsel now for going on five years. 

Letnons; When you look back over that period of time, what 
ate the most remarkable outcomes, and what have been the 
most chaJleaglng parts of the journey? 

March; Well, from a more mundane standpoint, we have 
streamlined the way in which we operate. Virtually everyone 
feels that we now have a muore challenging structure in which 
to operate, and one that '\& less repetitive and redundant 

The extension of the more mundane part, I think, tran- 
scends to how the board thinks about itself and how we use a 

Terry and Pauline March at ttieir honorary degree ceremony during the Board of Trustees' 
annual retreat this summer. 




push, but somehow you did it in a way that provided absolute 

the whole board, but it really felt like he was speaking to the 
president—"'^ ' ' ' > ' 'ings 

th^ you kni ^^s, 

eajiertise that sits around the table to think with you about 
n:i ' ' i'l:dear." That is a different 

w<i .n you will find in virtually ail 

institutions. You were the one who created the condition of 
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be , , <- 

ing about governance. 

Asl ' ' ' " . V , /t know how you 

achiev- c set a tone that 

reaEy mattered, 

Mardi: My concern was to make the board involvement a 
very valuable experience for all the trustees. We're not going 

to" ■-' ■ - ' - - "■ ' -M 

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them witti an opportunity to be of value. I've heard Lndi-^nidu- 
alboardme ' '"' ^ feel that I'm no lor '"o 

provide vaii y that I should be 

else, perhaps helping someone else." 

Lemons; When you think back during your tenure on the 
board, what are you most proud of? 

March: I'm most proud of the progress we've made in the 
governance area over the past five years, Che success we've 
had in the resource area in. developi" ' — - - ""> and 

financial stability with the advice of e on 

the board, and tiie contributions of those same people. In 
addition to that, I'm truly excited about the makeup of the 
board and the people who are on it who weren't on it five or 

i8 ■ Susquehanna Currents • i-ai.i, 2008 

10 years ago, who, at this point, are probably a majority of the 
members of the board. We work as a true team with litde or no 
conflicts, but with healthy dialogue on issues when we feel there 
are two sides to an issue. 

Susquehanna and the chairmanship of the Board of Trustees 
have been the most meanlngfiil experiences in my life outside 
of my family. Good vibrations come from seeing a successful 
institution become more successfiil and being a very small part 
of that is what is so gratifjong to me. 

Lemons: What are the biggest challenges dbead? 

March: My greatest concerns for Susquehanna have to do with 
the ability to continue to provide a terrific, affordable education 
to those people who feel that Susquehaima is the place for them. 

Lemons: As I take stock of your legacy, your finding a way of 
really enabling a number of different people to step forward and 
provide leadership is very significant. And I guess I'd like to hear 
you just reflect a little bit on those board leaders who have really 
been with you on this journey. 

March: You hit on one of the areas I feel most strongly about, as 
I step back, and that is the very, very talented leadership that we 
have on the board. Some have chosen to accept a very high level 
of responsibility, and with that goes a lot of work that they very 
diligently and very willingly perform on Susquehaima's behalf 
In most cases, many of them are thinking about or doing some- 
thing with Susquehanna every day of the week. 

I feel that engaging those people at an early stage in my 
chairmanship was perhaps the most important thing that I did, 
because I'm merely one very small cog in one very large chain of 
wheels and cogs that cause the board to operate the way it does. 

Lemons: Are there any closing comments or any questions 
I failed to ask that you might have wanted to talk about? 

March: I think you covered the waterfront very thoroughly. I am 
saddened in a way, but happy in other ways, that this is the end 
of my tenure. I hope that everyone feels that the transition pro- 
cess that we have gone through in locating a very, very talented 
and highly regarded individual to be the next chair, that that 
process was as open and transparent and as involved as it could 
be. Other than that, I just wish Susquehanna continued success 
building on the successes we've already had, and I will continue 
to help in any regard that I can. Thank you for the opportunity 
to express myself in this way, Jay. 

Lemons: Terry, thank you. 

John Strangfeld Named New 
Chair of the Board of Trustees 

lotui Strangfeld '75, the 
CEO and chairman of 
I the board of Prudential 
I Financial Inc., has been 
elected diair of Susquehanna 
University s BcMtrd of 
Trustees. At its Oct. 26 
meeting, the board named 
Strangfeld to succeed 
T«Ty March '67, who held 
the position for five years 
John SJran^eld 75 and died less than two 

weeks after the transition. 
The board also elected Signe Gates '71 to fill the 
vice chair vacancy created by Strangfeld's move. Gates 
is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate 
secretary of the Barnes Group Inc. of Bristol, Conn. 

Strangfeld joined the board in 1999 and later 
became a vice chair of the executive committee. 
March was instrumental in bringing Strangfeld 
into the board's leadership structure when he asked 
Strangfeld to succeed him as chair of the investment 
oammittee. Later, when Mardi began considering a 
board transition strategy, he was a strong supporter 
of Strangfeld's saeceedingftimi. 

Strangfeld,. 54, received an undergraduate degree 
in business administration from Susquetenna and 
a Master's of Businei^ Administration from the 
University of Virginia. He joined Newark, N.J,-based 
Prudential in 1977, beginning a three-decade career 
in finance. 

Over the yeara, StrangMd has held various posi- 
tiom with the company in San Francisco, MtnneapoliSi 
New Yo»rk City and London^/where be fan Prudertials 
Euroi^an investment operations. . 

In 4002 he was dected vice chairman of Prudential 
Finanelal, a position he held until 31007. In January 
hi vrai named CEO of the company and in May he 
IfiCamedialrmani of the board. - 

Strangfeld isa member of the board of trustees of 
the Oarden S<*lo©l Foundation at the University of 
Vii^niaisd •^» sctfee in ia« at Lincoln Center. He 
'smi hi* wife ifetrf Kap yuksm he rnet at Prudential, 
have iisbti,M*i,.iud4dmufht«-, Kate '■.yT 

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History Grad Introduces 
Throngs to Lady Liberty 

David tmhoaf, associate professor 
and chair of ttie Department of History, 
recently interviewed Brad Rousse '07 

to learn more about why he chose a 
career in history. Currently a graduate 
student at Fordham University, Rousse 
works for the National Park Service 

in New York City. 

Brad Rousse '07 

0i-. in wri^at area Is your grsiduats work fycuse^? 
sm United States history ■with an emphasis on New York City. 
My thesis will look at Director Aastia J. Tobtn of the Port 
Authority and how he became the main force behind building 

tiu" World Trade C'entcr. This research will incorporate the 
ports and urban development processes in New York in the 
immediate postwar period. 

Dl: How did you come to choo'^e public hi'^tory as a career? 
BR: Basically, iVe always enjoyed telling stories. I did some 
writing, performed in school drama clubs and choirs, but 1 
kept coming back to history. One of the topics that started 
my fascination with history was the sinking of the Titanic. In 
fact, I talked to a college class about it when 1 was in fourth 
grade, as incredible as that may sound! My taste in history 
has expanded since then, but I still enjoy sharing my joy and 
knowledge with someone willing to listen. When I found out 
during my senior year at ,SU that there was actually a field 
like this, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. 

Dl: What\ it like giving luur^ of the StatM} of idwrty^ 
BR: Since she's one of our greatest icons, we have people 
from all over the world coming to see Lady Liberty. A 
lot of them come for the picture and to climb a staircase 
closed since 9/11. But when you have people tell you that 
it's important to see her because "it was either here, or 
wait to be gassed |in Poland]" or that they could wear 
under the Statue of Liberty what they could not under the 
ayatollah, you can see what kind of different connections 
people make to the same subject. 

Dl: What connections do you see beftvee/i sfody and work? 

BR: Plenty! Dr. Imhoof, you made it 

clear that above aU else, everytJiing in 

your paper is a "slave" to the argument* 

If you're giving a tour about the Statue 

of Liberty, you want to give one befitting 

such an important icon. My tours deal 

with the statue as an engineering marvel 

and how it went from being a gift to 

the embodiment of our country. The 

only way you can do that is by carefully 

laying out what you want to say and 

how you'll support it. 

And, of course, be prepared to 
read, read, and read some more. If you 
want to become any sort of authoriiy 
on a sub|€ct, you have to make it fmw 
ovm. Pick something you like and read 
eyerylMligyOii fan tboajt it! And never 
be arrogant injMigli t^ i&Sipe |wa have 
MI mastery of a topic I'ln MU reading 
about the Titanic and finding new 
information every t&il/ 


Hlusorauon Dy Lnucjc tiogan 


Sustainable Energy Resources 

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Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Derek 
Straub knows that the daily lifestyle of a modern person is 
dependent upon the earth's energy supplies. He abo knows that 
our primary energy supply, fossil fijels, is limited and that the 
extraction and use of fossil fuels have significant environmental 
consequences. This dilemma was the impetus for his new course, 
Sustainable Energy Resources, which focuses on energy use, the 
effects of energy consumption on the environment and future 
possibilities for sustainable energy. 

Straub says he created the course "to help students understand 
the issues involved with energy consumption and to get them 
thinking about potential opportunities for other energy resources." 

He keeps his students informed about the evolving nature 
of energy sustainabUity by beginning each class with an "energy 
briefing," a discussion of a current event dealing with issues 
related to energy production and consumption. 

A strong focus is the production and consumption of fossil 
ftiels. Nonrenewable resources, such as coal, oil and natural gas, 

20 ■ Susquehanna C^urrcnts ■ i.m.i. 2008 

Derek Straub 

comprise 85 percent of the world's energy produc- 
tion. According to some scientists, oil production 
may peak in the near future, resulting in significant 
increases in the price of oil and other fossil fiiels. 
Straub agrees that fossil fuel resources will one day 
be depleted and that environmental concerns such 
as climate change will force us to find alternatives. 
"My belief is that there will definitely be a transi- 
tion away firom fossil ftjels," he says. "Its important 
to start considering what technologies are to be 
developed to replace them." Students also study 
current energy demands and the methods used to 
accommodate those demands. They examine the 
pros and cons of sustainable energy solutions such 
as solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, geothermal, 
hydro, wave and tidal, biomass and fiiel cells. 

Weekly three-hour lab sessions allow students 
to experience those energies firsthand. One lab 
examines possible alternative resources for the 
Susquehanna campus. Other labs examine energy 
production at a biodiesel plant, the Sunbury Gen- 
eration power plant, the Bear Creek wind farm, 
the Susquehanna steam plant and the geothermal 
system in West Hall. 

Coordinating perfectly with campuswide 
efforts to elevate Susquehanna's energy efficiency, 
Sustainable Energy Resources gives students the 
opportunity to examine both global and personal 
energy use, and to consider how energy consump- 
tion and production must adjust and progress as 
we move fiirther into the 21st century. 

"The modern-day lifestyle is very energy- 
driven," says Straub. "Someone somewhere must 
figure out how to efficientiy create all this energy 
■we consume." 


Killer Class: ' ^^ 1 *" ' 

Better Than a Bird's-Eye View of Falconry in the Middle Ages 

Ihere is a hawk living somewhere high above campus, and it has recently 
been seen devouring a fevv of Susquehanna's fabled squirrels. Part of nature, 
yes, but not a nice highlight tor campus lours. So why would an F.nglish 
proiessor want to bring more birds of prey to campus? 

"FalcoJify was part of the ansttwatic 
eoltiire of jjlii centory England,* says Asso^' 
eiate Professor of English Kaiea Mm^ who 
worked with her department to briag in a 
Mconet for her class on Thomas Mdot/s 
Le MoTte D^rthw- {The Death of Arthur). 
"But ifs something modem-day studeats 
have had very little ej^osure to. I thought 
it wooid he an interesting angle." 

So, on a sunny autumn day, studente 
lounge on the lawn fai febnt of Bsgai Hiill 
^whJJe international expert and ftceM^ 
falconer Mike Ptipuiy speaks ah oat &t art 
of falconry with the help of thcee Im^ 
assistants^oae humaa aad t?t*o bieis. 

Duf ay touches on: feiiconry's signifi- 
cance in art and literature, as well as its 
evolutSoB torn a huntiaag tedmlque tfo 
a sport of the elite ia the Middle Ages. 

"There was even a caste systfena of who 
could own what," Dupuy explains. 'Tc«r 
ejrample, a prince could own a peregpinej 
but a knave could only own a kestrel" 

While he speaks, Dupuy weaves 
through the group, letting each student 
get an up-close look at the powerful biirds. MeaawMe, thesffimll ^fes^' 
ing grows as passing students and staff stop t© obsetire and te«M m hJS 
aniusing anecdotes. 

Students have a good laugh about one story iisvolvijigDaptty fceWy 
trying to fend off a mother Mcon on czmem wMe dtegtag to a tree. Thef 
suddenly have a new appreciation for the ceaturiis-old story of Lancelot 
going up a tree to rescue a falcon. 

It was deinitely a conversation stsKrter," says Maflory NaiE, a senior 
English and creafve writing major "It was something different, and it 
really got everyone interested." 

All in all, the visit accomplishes Mirfafsjoal of bringing her subject to 
life for students. Thankfully, no sqrtrrels are harmed in the process. 

i^Ai. 1. 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 21 


Jiin Campbell '63 has cofflpileti and 
written a fourth book in a series of 
loeal piGtorial histories. The hmk& 
consist of 2^0 pictures with lafMRjitil 
captions. All books contain a considerable 
number of Stisquehanai Uniwrsflf*- 
related photographs. Howewr. t|i€ 
latest book, Armnd Seimsgmve, has 
a special 150th anniversar)f tflbule 
to SU An entire diapter, the largest 
in the book, is devoted to "old S.U^ 
broad campus" The book is available 
for $X9,9f . Half of the purchase price 
benefits Susquehanna. Books may 
be purchased by calling the Office 
of Alumni Relations at 570-372*4115 
or online at www.sualiim.coin. 


The Science of Soap Bubbles 

How do you go from a fascination with soap bubbles to having a hand 
in research that would guide construction of the Olympic Water Cube in 
Beijing, or saving broadcasters $60 million by extending the service life of 
two communications satellites? You build a really great computer program, 

Kenneth Brajkke, professor of mathematical science, did just that 
Originally used to model soap bubbles, his Surface Evolver program <^in be 
used to study virtually any liquidlike surfeee that is shaped by surface tension 
and other energies. Guinness ,(yes, the beer manufacturer) has sponsored 
a foam research group in Ireland using the Evolver. In France, the program 
was used to model red blood cells. Architects have used it to model curved 
buildings. Other uses have included sim.ulafing crystal grain growth in metals, 
modeling the shape of liquid soldejf on microcircuits and even studying high- 
altitude balloons, which, hke soap bubbles 
and other liquid surfaces, have elastic film 
that stretches. 

Last year, researchers from Purdue 
University and Lockheed Martin Corp. 
based their new technique for gauging 
and equalizing the amount of propellant 
in satellites' fiiel tanks on mathematical 
modeling created by the Surface Evolver. 
As Brakke says, "It's a lot easier than 
sending a rocket into space to test 
a tank design." 

More recently. The New York Times 
cited Brakke's program for the role it 
played in the foam research of an Irish 

group that ultimately led to construction of the new Beijing National 
Aquatics Center, or Water Cube as it was called during the 2008 Olympics 

In the late 1980s when Brakke began developing the Evolver, few could 
have imagined the practical applications of modeling soap bubbles. Even 
today, Brakke is among a select few mathematicians in the world studying 
such phenomena. But why soap bubbles? The answer is simple, Brakke says: 
"The very existence of soap bubbles is wildly unexpected. Soap films are only 
a couple molecules thick, but they can be inches or even feet wide, and they 
don't instantly pop. Their urge to shrink to the smallest area is a very simple 
idea that can lead to a lot of complex behaviors." 

Soaps bubbles aren't Brakke's only scholarly pursuit. His academic hobbies 
also include time machines and aliens. In fact, in 1998, he created a Web 
page tided The Statistics of Space Aliens. By modeling the random evolution 
of technological civilizations, Brakke computed that the first civilization to 
appear in the galaxy would have plenty of time to colonize it before a second 
technologically advanced civilization would arise. Based on the nondetection 
of infrared radiation from Dyson spheres surrounding stars, he concluded 
that Earth is the first technological civilization in the visible universe, and 
we're going to have it to ourselves for a long time. 

Contributing writers to The 'Grove section are Stephanie Beazley '10, Evan Dresser '02 
and Victoria Kidd, editor 

Kenneth Brakke 

22 ■ Susquehanna Currents • fall 2008 


Crusaders Deliver Dramatic Homecoming 
Win Over Merchant Marine Academy 

A novelist couldn't have xAffitten a more 
exciting conclusion to the Homecoming 
football game against the U.S. Mer- 
chant Marine Academy (USMMA) on 
Oa. 4. Sophomore punter/place-kicker 
Bobby EppJeman, of Chester Springs, 
Pa., kicked a 19-yard field goal as time 
expired, and Susquehanna took a 37-35 
Liberty League win from the visiting 
Mariners in one of the most dramatic 
college football games of recent memory. 
Susquehanna thought that it had tied 
the game with just 23 seconds left in 
the fourth quarter after senior quarter- 
back Derek Pope, of Selinsgrove, Pa., 
hit junior split end Justin Young, of 
Pittsburgh, with, a touchdown pass on fourth-and-goal from the Mariners' 3-yard line. 
Eppleman's extra-point attempt was anything but a formality, though, as the Merchant 
Marine Academy's freshman utilityman Jake Harrison blocked his second kick of the 
game to preserve a 35-34 Mariners lead. 

A shocked SU crowd in Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium turned jubilant when the right- 
footed Eppleman booted the ensuing kickoff with his left foot over the heads of Mariners 
players awaiting an onside kick. The deepest-positioned USMMA player raced against 
several Crusaders for the loose ball but couldn't hold on to it under the pressure of the 
coverage team. SU's freshman split end, Mike Ritter, of Selinsgrove, dove on the ball 
to regain possession at the Mariners' 10-yard line with 22 seconds left. 

The Crusaders took a shot at the end zone before Eppleman's kick and almost ran 
out of time. Pope spiked the ball with the clock showing all zeros, but one second 
was rightfully put back on the clock. Eppleman got the kick off on time, sending the 
Susquehanna sidelines onto the field for a raucous celebration of head coach Steve 
Briggs' 100th career victory and the 1 50th anniversary of Susquehanna University. , 

A postgame fireworks display put the icing on the cake for the more than 4,500 specta- 
tors who came out to support the Crusaders for their sesquicentennial Homecoming game. 

Bobby Eppleman '11 takes aim on the 19-yard field 
goal ttiat earned Susquehanna's Homecoming victory 
over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 

Susqoeharma Unrwrsi^ Men's Soccer Tern 

Susquehanna "Boots" Lycoming 

Sophomore midfielder Jim Roberti^lldr Qf Chester, 
N.J., scored a highlight-reel goal off an assist from 
sophomore fonward Shane Atha, also of Cheser, 
N.J., to push Susquehanna University past Lycom- 
ing College, 1-0, during the 2008 edition of the 
"Battle of the Boot." 

Sophomore B,J. PsSerriam, of Voorhees, NJ., 
was active in goal for Susquehanna but did not 
have to make an official save while p<sting his 
third-straight shutout. The Warriors goalkeeper 
made four savis for Lycoming, including stopping 
a point-blank rebound attempt off the goalpost 
with just 1 6 minutes, 2 seconds remaining in the 
second half to keep the game scoreless, 

Robertiello broke the sroreless tie with 9 min- 
utes, 55 seconds to play, though, when he took 
a pass from Atha, made s couple of quick moves 
and beat the diving keeper to his tight with a shot 
through the mouth of the penally box. 

The Crusaders ultimately outshot Lycoitiirrg, 1 5~4, 
to help keep possession of "the Boot" — a bronze 
mounted soccer shoe that the teams compete for 
annually, SU has won tie last five "boot" games. 

In an sffsFi to promoie the r^/altyi beiweetv the 
students of «ach school, Lycoming^ spsres infop- 
mation office teamed with the Crusadera* athletics 
communications offise to hold a haftime contest 
at the game. 

Four students from each school, two mgles and 
two females, came onto the field for a chance to 
win the Battle of the Boots Fan Supremacy- Cup, 
a trophy that will remain with the wrfnners each 
year. Each team had an equal number of chances 
to score a goal from midfield. Susquehanna edged 
Lycoming^ 2-1, to add the cup to is possession 
alongside the boot. 

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Famed Swimmer Dan Phillips Is Named I If 
Head Coach of SU's Swimming and Diving Teams 

WorW-das swimmer Dan Phllitfis 

was named head coach of the men^ 
id women^ swimming and diving 
ams and director of aquatics. He is 
the second to assume the coaching 
position in Susquehanna's history. He 
replaces the late G. Edward 'Ged* 
':chwelkart IH, who died Jutw 15. 

"Dan is an incredibly exciting 
hire for Susquehanna," says the 
university^ director of athletics. Para 
Samuelson. 'IHis nesume as a coach 
and an athlete truly speai<s for itseff.' 

Phillips comes to Susquehanna 
from The Ohio State University, 
where he was an assistant women's 
swimming coach from 2003 to 200$ 
for the NCAA Division 1 Budceyes. 
During his time at Ohio State, Phillifs 
helped to produce three all-8igTen 
Conference performers, eight l«fGAA 
championships qualifiers— indudJr»§ 
a championships flnaltstandain All- ; 
American— one Big Ten champfon, 
three world championship partici- 
pant and an Oiymptart> 

From 2Q0t to 2003, PMI^ vtiEB 
an assistant imnt and womon^ 
swunmirtg coach at the Division t 
University of South Canolina, vytiere 
he worked with an athlete who 
swam in four eventsat th« MCAA 
women^ champlORsh^ t4e was tf)» 
head coadi of the Omaha Suburban 
Aquatic Club in Omaha, Neb., from 
2000 to 2001 and enjoyed two 
natk>nal age<fiout) t^ 16 finishes, 
including a first-place ranking. He 
was an assistant coacii for Carter 
Center Aquatic in Roanoke, VS., 
Irom 1 996 to 1997 and an assistant 
for the Olympic Park Swim Team in 
Roanoke In 1996. He was promoted 
to head coach of the Olympic Park 
learn in 1997. 

A vvorld<lass athlete, Phillips 
■ wsa 2000 U.S. Olympic Team trials 
qualifier in the 50-, 100^, 2O0- and 
#0-meterlree^irac«. From 
1997 to 2000, he was a^membsr of 
the USA Swimming National Resi- 
dent Team that trained at the U.S. 

Olympic Training Center in Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 

As co-capfain of the U S 
swimming team at the 1999 Pan 
American Games, Phillips captured a 
gold medal as part of an 800-meter 
freestyle relay and a silver medal as 
part of a 40O free relay He captured 
another silver— this time at the 1998 
Goodwill Games— as part of a 400 
medley relay He finished in the top 
16 at the 1996 US. Olympic Team 
Trials in the 200 free 

A 1996 graduate of the University 
of South Carolina, Phillips was the 
1995 Southeastern Conference 
champion m the 200 free and an 
All-American in 1993, 1994 and 
1995. He was a 1993 World Univer- 
sity Games gold medalist as part of 
an 800 free relay and ranked in the 
top 30 internationally in the 100 
frep in 1993. -' ■ ■ • , 

Dick Purnell '58 was among 1 2 people inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall 
of Fame on Nov. 1 . 

Purnell came to Susquehanna following a successful athletics career at Ashland High 
School in Ashland, Pa., from which he graduated in 1954. He earned varsity letters in 
football, basketball, baseball and track and field at Ashland. 

Purnell was a quarterback for the Susquehanna football team for four years and sen/ed as 
a co-captain for the 1 956 and 1 957 seasons. He earned Little All-America honors in 1 956, 
when he accounted for 1 ,072 total yards, and was an All-State honoree in 1 956 and 1957. 

In 1958, he quarterbacked the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. 
He returned to Susquehanna in 1989 to serve as an assistant football coach, a position 
he held until 2002. 

Also in the 2008 Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame class are Barry Alvarez, Fred Cox, Joe 
Pisarcik, Pete Vuckovich, Jim Mutscheller, Elaine Sobansky-Blackhurst, Walt Harris, Doug Kotar 
and Leroy Hennon. 

Dick Purnell '58 

Ri^ieitH^^^ jgisctia"of atfifedcj GornmuraSatiansi Is a contributing writer to The Scoreboard section. 

FALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 25 

People Places 

Boy Soldier Shares 
Message of Hope 

Ishmael Beah, human rights activ- 
ist and the author of ^ Long Way 
Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, 
shared his emotional experiences 
as a child soldier with members of 
Ishmael Beah ^^ SU community during a visit to 

campus this fall. 

His poignant message of hope 
was a relevant addition to this year's line-up of university 
theme events on memory, and an excerpt of his book appeared 
in this year's common reading anthology, The Art of Memory. 

His memoir describes his childhood in Sierra Leone, where, 
at II years old, he was recruited to fight in the country's bloody 
civil war after Ms parents and two brothers were killed. 

Beah lai>i'itat when he was growing up, a strong emphasis on 
community arid on storytellir^ was used as a liieans of rememberii^, 

"Each story has a backbone made up of details and facts," 
Beah said, "You need this backbone to keep the story intact." 

But being able to share his story has been difficult for Beah. "I 
worried that if people didn't know where Sierra Leone was, then 
how could they understand the war that was going on," Beah said. 

His agents encouraged him to focus on the violence of the 
war. Instead, he wrote to "show the strength of the human 
spirit and to find hope in hopelessness. I wanted to write an inti- 
mate account of the war, to put a human fece to this experience," 

"There was a Sierra Leone before the war, there was a Sierra 
Leone during the war and a Sierra Leone after the war. I wrote 
my memoir to show how societies fall apart, how traditions are 
destroye4 but that it's possible to recover and have another life 
after this," Beah said. 

This message of hope pervades Be4l)& day-to-day life, and 
students responded to him positively. 

"Ms lecture was inspirational," said Emma Koag '12, of 
Westport, Conn. "It makes you wonder about human resil- 
ience. He was able to come back and change who he is. It's 
amazing that considering all he's been through, he still hats 
an optimistic outlook." 

26 ■ Susquehanna Currents • fall 2008 

Students Don Judicial Robes in a Lively 
Discussion With a Supreme Court Justice 

Susqueharma students engaged in a roundtabte discussion 
with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as part of 
a daylong event this fall to mark the rededicatidn of the Arlin 
M, Adams Center for Law and Society and the opeaMg of the 
Neysa C, Adams Pro Se Assistance and Mediation CiBiuc. 

The event, which was organized by Allan Sobel, director 
of the Adams Center, gave students an opportunity to ask 
questions of Alito, who took his seat on the Supreme Court 
in 2006, replacing retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. 

The nine students, who represent a variety of majors, 
participated in a lively debate about the American legal system. 
They focused primarily on the application of foreign law in 
domestic decisions, an issue that has caused controversy 
among courts. 

Some students argued that because our culture may he 
drastically different from others, it would not make sense 
to cite foreign law in domestic decisions. 

Others, like Aadirew Jarzyk '09 of Hamilton, N.J., argued that 
it would make sense to look to other nations as a reference instead 
of just our Constitution, which may reflect an outdated society. 

Historically, ABto explained, the United States has seen itself 
as different from the rest of the world, and some tend to resist 
the idea that we should go along with international trends. 

In a time of increased globalization, it's natuiul that our 
decisions are going to be shaped by international law, Alito added. 

The students ultimately agreed to disagree, realizing that the 
issue was complex, 

"I realize now how much more I need to know," said Jtmes 
Hendershot 'lo of Harrisburg, Pa. "There are so many facets 
to this question." 

Professor of Accounting Richard Davis, a member of 
the Adams Center Steering Committee and moderator 
of the discussion, said the students at the rcundtable 
discussion represented a "diversity of thought and opinion, 
yet they fully respect the ways in which we disagree. Most 
importantly, they know how to use diversity of opinion to 
maximize their education." 

Edward Slavishak 

Pittsburgh: Then, Now and Always 

Pittsburgh once served as the symbol of America's turn from 
manufacturing center to postindustrial decay, but how is 

Pittsburgh defined now? As Pittsburgh 
struggles to reinvent itself as a city of 
the future, The New York Times recently 
called it the aging city of the vanishing 
workforce. Who is right? How much 
does the projected image differ from the 
real Pittsburgh? 

Assistant Professor of History 
Edward Slavishak examines Pittsburgh's 
long struggle of self-definition in his 
new book, Bodies of Work: Civic Display 
and Labor in Industrial Pittsburgh. In 
it, Slavishak explores the relationship 
between those professionals who 
branded the city as an industrial titan 
and the people who bore this brand on 
their backs as they labored and lived in 
Pittsburgh. The repercussions from this 
conflict between what the city was and 
what the city wanted to be are still as visible today as they were 
in images at the beginning of the 20th century. No time is as 
important for definition as the present. 

A native of Pittsburgh, Slavishak teaches classes on United 
States history since the late xgth century. His research interests 
include the history of leisure and consumerism, urban social 
history and work spectacles. Bodies of Work was released this 
fall by Duke University Press. 

SU SPLASH: The Ripple Effects of Service 

students to mmfw for a Ufe-^mi0t^ seryte I^ralftg 
event SU SPLASHi or Sto,<tote Pceamolaf Leadership and 
Awareness in Serving 4e Umadem. 

"SPJASH is meant to beBe^ students fey alloSriug !&«« te 
g«4 to topw m ©ft»» fe«sl»L«a before school h even te t essi^Hs" 
says Universaty Ghaplain MaA Wm. Rad«cke, who created Ihe 
progiafli in 2005 with former Director of First Year fm^ams 
DaWldSatteelee. Made pOssiWe by a $50,000 grant from 
Tfcffiweat Financial for Lutherans, the progriani "alsd lauriehes 
them into college life by combining volunteer service with 
Intenflonal academic reflection," Radecke says. 

The esspetieBce begins with two days of orientation and 
^up-building exercises with four upperclass mentors and 
tihfe« staff advisors. The students are also educated about 
hemetesness by Susquehanna sociology professors. The first 
destination of the week is Haven Ministries, a nonprofit shelter 

in Suiiburw t'a., tliat provides food, referral help aiul life skills 
education to people experieiiciiig homelessncss in the central 
Susquehanna Valley. 

After servinu close to home for two da\s, the siihniersion 
into urban lioinelessness begins as the group hoards a bus to 
Washington, D.C, for what Coordinator lor C!i\ ic l-'ngatienient 
Mandy Nagy '08 calls "an eye-opening experience.' 

SPI..\S1 1 members stay at the Washington Seminar Clenter 
and spend the remainder of the week working at agencies that 
serve and advocate for the homeless population. In addition, 
they read assigned articles and lessons on homelessness, record 
their thoughts in journals and collectively reflect on each 
day's events. events include volunteering at the ('enter 
lor Creative Ntmviolence, the largest homeless shelter in the 
United States with 1,350 beds. SPLASH members also visit a 
transitional shelter in St. Paul's Lutheran ("luirch and hear the 
stories of men living there, thanks to the cooperation of the 
Rev. Meredith Lovell '02, a.ssociate pastor of the parish. 

Another important experience is called Bread for the 
Journey. "This is perhaps the most challenging experience of 
the trip," says Radecke. .Students till brown paper bags with 
lunch items or toiletry items, walk throughout the District 
approaching people experiencing homelessness, and olier 
them the bags and some friendly conversation. Gratitude 
fijr the gift and relief at being s^pro|i«fe«.<| ^'^ ^."oi^JO ^? 
a "normid pers©®" flows 
toward the stedents, Tfflo 
often these people feel as 
if they biscome in^Mble, 
says Na^. 

to-fee li^ii mmf rf 

these people and hearing 

their stories, the students 

realize that the stereotypes 

of homelessness can be 

completely squashed," 

says Nagy. "The typical 

assumption is that homeless 

folk are drug addicts or 

alcoholics who refuse to put forth the effort to get a job, but il 

could not be further from the truth in some cases." 

Tliat lesson and others ab.sorbed by the 20 incoming 
students are important and long-lasting, just like the bonds 
they form with each other through Si'LASH. "ihe friendships 
formed during the week have impressive liurability," says 
Radecke, who has seen reunited members entering together 
at con\'ocation in the fall or eating as a group in the cafeteria. 

"SPLASH is a chance for students to do something 
meaningful and to contemplate deeply the ripples created 
by that action," says Radecke. 

Lauren Fasnacht '08 (left) iiiid Jillunnc 
Clark '10 with children from Haven 
Ministry in Sunbury. 

Contributing writers to the People & Places section are Stephanie 
Beazl^ '10, Jenny Ruth Hawbaker '04 Birtgec and Julie Buckingham '09. 

FALL 20o8 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 27 

Scholarships Move Mountains 

I Bv Evan Dresser '02 

DaJuan Porier '1 1 

Sarah %eis '12 

Mouluddin Rahimi '10 

Education hat tiw pifm to change Uvk A didi^ maybe, but 
ttso an undeiWe tnith. Just ask a few of Susquehanna's 
taiemed j(hoi«5htp tec^sits. 

BuBlB«sjfiia|or©aftian Porter'll.of Harrlsbur-g, 
Pa^ says that schoiatships l&e his are 'moving mountains 
to $@me stodente Jost can't dimb on their am.' 

He is theftnt redpi^it of a scholarship that DavM 
'79 and Elien Sciimidt '79 Odenatii started in order 
to help draw exceptional students of diverse backgrounds 
to the Sigmund Weis Schooi of Business. It is Susquehanna's 
first and only full-tuition scholarship supported by donors. 

"If it weren't for the Odenaths/l wouldn't i3e terfi," 

AfiiEtr «ily alsw msi^ at the aidve^ttj^ferits' has 

the student gowmmeM^ CF^aed a page on {^iosteiokldie 
sodal nawmiilng W^stte} m m\S</ Susquehanna M^iits 
againa rarfsin and hosts a radio show on WQSU-FH^. 

'DaJuan ha; made a posh^e impression on so many 
of the people he's met here,' says AHcia iadcson, dean 
of the buslnes school. *He seems to tje axaaly the type of 
student the Qdenaths had in mind.' 

A priority of tfie Changmg Lives, Building R/teres 
campaign is to secure gift funding for student financial aid. 
Bonors have contributed nearty $13 million in canipaign 
gifts and grants toward scholarship endowment, creating an 
eamed-income stream tiiat generates aid avrards. Donors 
fiaim also st^ed tip to estabilsli annually hjnded sduiiar- 
ships with feur-ysar gift sommitmems starting at $20,000 
i{$5,fl00 a yeatHhat h# one or more students from fresh- 
man dirough senior year. 

'Many of these donors are also Susquehanna gr^fu-- 
ates," sBfs Ron Cohen, \tiffl prsident for universe relations. 
*They themselwes iseoefwed financial aid, or ttre ImparBrtt 
people in their lives whom they met at Susquehanna — 
spouses to in-lavB to friends— were only able a tse here 
because they received flnandal aid. So the understand- 
ing that 'someone was doing this for me while i was at 
Susquehanna' resonates and moves donors similariy.' 

History major Sarah Myers '12, of Mew Oxftad, 
Pa., is another example of a student v«ho wouldn^ be at 
Susquehanna without a scholarship. Jn dddition to teing 
unsure of how she would pay for school, neither of her 
parents went to collie, so the search process wis entirely 

By Evan Dresser '02 

new. Hewe^, Sarah's parentS' encouraged her to think big. 
And she did. 

'Between middle and high <^iM n? career ai^ld^ 
tions changed » lot I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher, 
a gemolo^si, an aithitea, a home economics teacher, an 
orthodontist and a history professor," says Myers. And thai 
last choice proved to be an important one. 

She put Susquehanna on her list of considerations, 
even though she knew that paying for a private college 
would be a challenge. But thanks largely to a scholarship 
for history majors funded by W. Talbot "Tal" Daley 
7S, tvlyers, the valedictorian of her high school class, was 
able to ajEtend Susquehanna. She's taking full advantage 
of ti»e opportunity, too. In addition to her studies, she's 
parSdpating tn international Oubi Swing Dance Club and 

Daleji a hfstoiy ffra^ who points to Professor Emeritus 
of History and Univetsity Historian Don Houstey as a life- 
diat^ng individual, Is a senior executive with the invea- 
mentfirai LS|9 Mason in BaWmore. He es©bilshd the 
schoiarehip as a way d underscoring the value of hte own 
liberal arts eduotion and Its lasting impact. 

Scholarships do more than just help iJidWdual students, 
They also aeate a divei^i^ of thought and eiq^rlence ttiat 
benefits the entire student body. 

In recent years, perhaps no one studait has brought 
morediwrsity of experience to campus than finance major 
Mouluddlr) Bahim! '10. 

Originally from Afjhanistan, Rahimi and his family were 
driven from their homes by the Taliban and forced to live in 
a refugee camp in Palsistan, After sewing as a translator for 
ijie U.S. Army, he was able to realize his efream of attending 
coiiege in IJie United Stales, thanks in large part to a schol- 
arship from iitibert H. *SS and Cafoj Scherb '70 Ray 
lliataims to support International students. From Carol's 
wpeMusas a high school exdtange student in Australia 
to Bob's two-year assignment in London vyilJi Moody's.the 
Rays' international experience! have shaped a worldvfew 
thatappredates differences in people, culture and custms. 

'Mouluddin comes from a very different way of 
seeing things," says Helen Nuinn, dfredWroif finaiKiai 
aid. 'It's an amazing oppottunityforallof us in this com- 
munity to know him and to knovf even sonte of what he's 
been through.' 

28 • Susquehanna Currents ■ pall 2008 



miCitina fvtnn\< 


Campus Campaign Raises $1.8 Miilion 

At Susquehanna, Rahimi has been president 
of the international studerjts dub, assisted the hyr- 
Ticane relief team, work«d in the admlssiofts oflk% 
served as a resident assistant and joined a service 
oriented SGdal Iratemtty. 

He C0ufdn1 be more grateful to the Rgyj 
for their scholarship and can't waft to r«^um the 
favor for future students. 'My vtsfon-^ that once ) 
graduate and make enough to INs bj^:! wiBglveihe 
rest to Susquehanna or to other untversltfes that 
provide scholarships. tCs sMeat^ of buffdhg com- 
muniUes and helping ctJias to reach their goals 
and aspirations." 

A Real Need 

A large portion of Susquehanna's financial aid 
currently oomgs from tfie operating butjg^, sapping 
resource that oould be invested in academic and 
caonpcG enhancements. Donors have recognized 
the need to OBatE more scholarships for deserving 
studenB, passing on the gift of a Susquehanna 
education In a veiy personal way. 

More than SO percent of Susquehanna 
students graduate with debt, compared with 
70 percent of students from top and in-state 

» l=br the average student, approximately 50 per- 
cent of tuition, room and board is not covered 
by loans, scholaRhips of grants. 

» Only about 8 percent of Susquehanna's 
financial aid dollars come directly from gifts, 
compared with an average of tS petrentfor 
competitor schools. 

» Gifts of 15,000 or more annually will 
supports deserving Susquehanna student. 

Lives, Building 
Futures reaches 
$56.7 million 















anging Lives, 
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raise S70 million b 
in new resource 
support endowmer 
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Co-chairs of the Campus Campaigiv— (ton left *g rtghlj Jrff 
Schreffler, chief plurribei; Catf)er(n« Mettog^ assoctets professor 
of communications; BamelsWolfeksadgrteiMcal assistant for 
financial aid; Rebecca Wilson, misod$fe^0^m)r ffid associate 
director of the filough-Wets Ihm^; Etfa WMr^r '00 StsphHiSon, 
associate direaor of resilience life; a(tf Tfisinas Met assodats 
professor of biology— present i<SisdEM:lim<Qi^^lngSJim, 
Building Futures campaign dtittt^ teStbiK of 'Sk Komscaming 
football game. 

Faculty and staff raised more than $1 .8 million for the 
campaign. Tfie campus community supported many 
areas of the campaign, including the new sdence facility 
and the New Horizons Scholarehlp, a fund that supports 
students seeking cross-cultural learning opportunities. 
Since February when the offidal solicitation phase of the 
campus campaign began, 66 percent of faculty and staff 
have pledged their support. 

"The support of the campus community is extremely 
important. It proves they believe in the campaign and our 
community enough to invest in it, beyond the Investment 
of time and dedication they make on this campus every 
day," says Joanne Troutman, director of the Susquehanna 
University Fund, which oversaw the campus campaign. 

Troutman says the six co-chairs and the two dozen 
volunteers who worked with them were the keys to the 
campaign's success. 

"Without their hard work and dedication, we could 
have never surpassed our goal of raising SI. 25 million," 
she says. 

FALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 29 

Campaign News 

Rast and Present Meet at 

U 1^ Wlnegar (ta|g, <teari of ttie s<^aol 
ef Natural sndt scx^ SUknm, describe 
Kpects of tfw ruaw science b»iMri§ m 
Ahmed Uchti^ assistant prolesssr of 
eacth and ehvimnmental s<Jenees. 

Cvrfl Stretanslcy (centet), anertfus pnif«ssor 
of mud(; plac^ a COfiy of Susquehanna 
Today (Ragaztrte in the time capsule that 
wtll be buried beneath the con^iemone of 
the new sdenoe building. The magazine 
commemorated die Masterworiis Chorus 
tmd Orchestra p«fb«nance at Carnegie Hail 
in March. 

Contents {boaom) placed inside the time 
capsule Indudeda toy Hummer with fuel 
economy statistics^ symbalizlng today's 
focu^Ofi energy; and a coffee mug from 
the student organlsatiQn, SA.V.E Student 
Awareness of die Value of the Enyifonmeni}. 

to open in fall 2010. 

Theceremony,,.>. ,,,,...... ... ..,,,,, 

Oct. 4 during Homecoming Reunion Wet'r ,.,is 

attended by current students, faculty and staff — as weli 
as alumni, retired faculty and staff, friends, community 
members and government officials. 

A Cornerstone of Education 

30 • Susquehanna Currertts • fall zooS 





Linda McMillin, provosi and clean of faculty, addresses the audience and 
distinguished guests gathered for the time capsule ceremony on Oct. 4. 

work alongside our talented teacher-scholars to create knowledge, 
to explore areas of interest in that unending journey of discovery." 

A few of these students — Ashley Evanoski '09, Michelle 
Slegel '09 and Stephen Maganzini '1 1 — unveiled the physical 
cornerstone, which directs future Susquehannans to the time capsule that 
will rest beneath it, 

Fisher Hall, the current home of the sciences, will remain an integral 
part of Susquehanna for years to come. "This is still a great building. It will 
be a great building into the future," said Lemons. "As soon as we complete 
this project across the road, our efforts will return right here, where we will 
invest some S 1 3 million in bringing this facility into yet another state of its 
own evolution." When it reopens, Fisher Hall will house tutorial services, 
career services and the departments of English, mathematics, sociology and 
anthropology, psychology and physics. 

Contents of the Capsule 

A scientific calculator, a Carnegie Hall playbill and even a toy duck were among the 
items placed into a bright btushedsieel box during the time capsule ceremony. 

The time capsule objects will next see the light of day 50 years from now during 
the university's bicentennial celebration, A partial list of contents follows. 

From the Science Building Development Committee 

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) score sheet and chronology 

reo'esenting the new science building's environmentallv friendly construction 

f-'j;i' li;e DKJiuyy ijcpjiiinent 
Letter to the biology faculty of 2058 
Messages from the Class of 2009 biology students 
Miciopipette, a current lab implement 

From the Chemistrv Department 

Scientific calculator 

From the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Toy duck with waterfowl population statistics attached 
Toy Hummer with fuel economy statistics attached, symbolizing today's 
societal focus on energy 

Representing the sesquicentennial year aaivities of 2008 

"150" pin and stamped postcard, artifacts of this year's sesquicentennial celebration 

The playbill and tickets from the March 2008 Carnegie Hall performance featuring the 
Susquehanna University Masterwotks Chorus and Orchestra 

Representing Susquehanna's past 

Photographs of past science buildings: Sell Memorial Lab 1897, Steele Science 
Building 1912, Fisher Science Building 1964 

Representing Susquehanna's present 

Susquehanna University Strategic Plan: /» Wan for Greater 

Intellectual Engagement ands Stronger University Community 2003-2008 
A student handbook for comparison with regulations in 20S8 
2005-2007 Focus on Scholarship publication 
Facebook invitation and profile 
Athletics media guide 

Sept. 5, 2008 (Vol. 50, No. I) Ctusadei article 
Changing Ijves. Building Futures campaign button 
2008 photograph of the current and emeriti faculty members 
2008 admissions viewbook 
Campus Master Plan from January 2001 

lALi. 2oo8 • SusquchLiiina (Aiirciils • 31 

Campaign News 

Honor Roll of Donors 


The Changing Lives, Btiilriing Futures campaign has received gifts and pledges fifom thousands of alumni, parents, 
fe> ages of confktence In Susquehanfia^ prtorttl^, 

whichfo<us(jM ,ii,ii.' ,:,: J. u id ^Hhh'vt'iiiLMit.V'Ar are grateful for all gifts, large and SliraitlfmtewgfaeUilWt^ 
campaign to S56.7 million toward its $70 million target. 

Leadership gift commitments have provided key support, enabling us to fflBve fbrwarttOD tcnportant projects and 
p«[^«is. It 6 4 sp^^i pleeKUfS to riecogntm 9[^ thaiik Site fbllowing donors v^^^ 
the campaign thKHigti Sept 30; 

$10 MiLLION + 

Charles B. Degenstein Foundation 


Douglas E'49, tfdS'and Lucille Groff Arthur 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

John Family Foundation 

Terry L '67 and Pauline Maurer March 

Richard King Mellon Foundation 

Estate of Richard G. and Josephine Ranck 

Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney Roush 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

Donald 6. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation 

James W.'64 and Barbara Evans'65 Summers 


Charles Foundattoh Irii:. 

Estate of Ethel S. Gilbert '40 

Robert L and Deonne Gronlund 

Estate of Clyde H. Jacobs P'65, H'oo 

Edward R. '69 and Donna Schmidt 

Susan Garman'70 Shipe and Juan J. DelCastillo 

John R.'7S and Mary Kay Strangfeld 

Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 



James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 

John B. and Elizabeth Apple 

Alan M. '72 and Roxanne Bennett 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Estate of Elizabeth M. Fisher '28 

Halliburton Foundation 

Harsco Corp. 

Barry R. '68 and Denise Horton '68 Jackson 

Gloria Fayior'Ss and David Karchner 

The Josiah W. and Bessie H, Kline Foundation Inc 

U Jay and Marsha S. Lenrvons 

Estate of Andrew C. Long '28 

Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo 

Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott'ss Nunn P'i&i 

Sandra M. Rocks'75,P'05 

Thrlvent Financial 

Estate of Gladys Koc Van Horn 

Wrlght-Bentley Foundation 



Arlin M. H'85 and Neysa Adams 

George i.Alden Trust 

Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 

James F.'65 and Carole App 

Lyn Balley'51 D'Alessandro 

Estate of Marie F.Baird 

Btate of Ruth G. Botdorf 4s 

Brother's Brother Foundation 

Hazel J. Brobst'51, H'03 Brown 

and Robert F. Brown P'73 
Paul D.Coleman '40 
Arthur VIning Davis Foundations 
Charles L DeBrunner'74 and Gloria Klugh 
Estate of Belle Duke 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Samuel H. H'02 and Dorothy Evert 
Fidelity investments Charitable Foundation 
Robert L. '59 and Linda Traub '61 Fiscus 
Wayne H.'66 and Natalie Fisher 
Slgne 5. Gates '71 
Francis R.Gelnett '37 
Joseph I. and Ellen Goldstein 
Robert G.'64 and isabelle Gundaker P'gi 
William Randolph Hearst Foundation 
Warren C. Herrold'41, P'71 
Carl H. Hitchner Foundation 

Julius and Katheryn Honnmer Foundation 
Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter 

Charitable Foundation 
Mary Klirigelhoeffer'53 
Estete of Mildred H. Kroeck 
Estate of Marlin P. I^rouse '48 
Raymond C 'so and Kay LaRue '52 Lauver 
Eleanor E. Croft'39 Leam 
Frank J. %and Linda Leber 
George'S4and Lonalne Rarick'szLIddington 
Lumlna Foundation 
R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 
Merck Company Foundation 
Estate of Jonathan C Messerii H'93 
Rebecca Shade '54 and Jacques Mignot 
Dorla Nary 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 
David R '79 and Ellen Schmidt '79 Odenath 
Martin L'98 and Karyn Kem'oi Pinter 
Saul and Florence Putterman 
Estate of Emily Rahter 
Robert H.'69 and Carol Scherb'70 Ray 
Bonnie Bucks '65 Reece and James S. Reece P'93 
Richard D.'6o, H'o6 and Melba Reichard 
Estate of Kathryn A. Jarrett '34 Rhoads 
E. Raymond Shaheen '37, H'99* 
Stephen R. Shilling '80* 
Estate of Erie I. Shobert 11 '35 
Estate of William David Smith 
Spirit of New England Baseball Club 
Estate of Jean L Stellfox 
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. 
FrankJ.'69 and Elaine Trembulak P'93 
Dorothy Turner '36 
Doris F. Updegrove 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 
Estate of Gladys Weil 
Howard and Judith Wentz 

32 • Susquehanna Currents ■ fall 2008 



John A. Apple Foundation 

Gary E.'eg and Barbara Baylor 

Estate of Algetha E, Sthare'33 Bergstresser 

Butter Krust Baking Co. 

John A. and Jane C Carpenter 

Peter Coleman 

W. Talbot '76 ar>d Sue Daley 

Rusty '76 and Kathi Stine '76 Flack P'05, P'09 

Ambrose and Ida' 21 Fredrickson Foundation 

Harold A, Freed '66 

Gicking Family 

Good Samaritan Inc. 

DwightW. Gordon '8i 

Estate of Martin L. Grossman '25 

Robert L. Hackenberg '56 

John N. and Gall Short Hanson P'97 

Louise F Hively 

IPSA Foundation Inc. 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thomas Knapp 

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. 

Dawn Grigg'68 Mueller and Alan G. Fleischer 

Johanna Sheese'68 Murray 

and Anthony T. Murray 

Joseph R '71 and Carolyn Palchak 
Richard H.Pohl '79 
Pollock Foundation 
Estate of Sachiko K. Presser 
PriceWaterhouse Coopers 
Ruth Roush 
Louis F.'so and Ashie Santangelo 

Estate of Howard H. Schnure 

Jesse H. Stone '51 

Student Government Association 


Verizon Foundation 

Janet Weis 

Wood-Mode Inc. 


Aetna Foundation Inc. 

Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Estate of Susan G. Goyne'44 Amedow 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

Annenberg Foundation 

Ayco Gharttable Foundation 

Btate of Betty Becker 

Marie W.BIough* 

WrtorR. Boris "77 

Community Foundatlonfor the Alleghenles 

Keith J.'tj ar>d Louise A. Hower '72 CostellG P'oo, P'q4 

Joel H'ooandTnjdy H'oo Cunningham 

Nancy A, Davis '61 


Ernst and Young Foundatfofi 

Burden S. Faust'51 

Donald L and LlndaFetterotf Found^on 

Michael LFetterolf '95 


Sheryl Hardy '71 and Jteffrey Fortune 

John G. "71 and Ginny Foos 

Robert N. Gottshail 

Charles H. 'so and Uiis Seybrecht'si Grund 

Brant D.Homberger '94 ^ ""' 

IBM Matching Grants Program 

Estate of Alice Ann Patterson '$6 Jacobs 

Robert Wood Johnswi peunciatlon 

Lori Border'64 Kissinger and Boy KMn§^ 

Hanv M. '56 and Sue Leister P'80 

William A. '68 and Deborah Lewis 

David L. '78 and E Lynne Campbell'77 Uebfodc 

Barry 1. '69 and Jean McEvoy'71 Uewellyin 

Jane Isaacs Lowe 

Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA 

Mitton H. '65 and Dorothy Maslin 

William '48 and Joyce Jenkfns '4S McQure 

Charles H. '68 and Nanci McLeskey 

Estate of E Dorothea Meyer "33 

Moody's Foundation 

National Science Foundation 

Carl 0. Nelson 

Prudential Foundation 

Qualcomm Inc 

Research Corp, 

Samuel D.'s4 and ISorothyApgar'ss Ross 

Robert A. Smith '6a 

Jill Fuller '53 Snyder 

Merle F'ss and Mancy Ulsh P'84^ 

Wachovia Foundation 

Estate of Helen Salem '19 Wescoat 

Margaret Witt 

Thank You. 

We appreciate these donors, and all donors, whose gifts have already helped change lives and 
build futures for thousands of Susquehanna students. At a time of increasing competition for 
charitable contributions, we are mindful that donors have many choices, and sowe are grateful 
for all those who choose to help Susquehanna through their philanthropy. If you are interested 
in making a gift or would like more information about giving opportunities, please contact Doug 
Seaberg, assistant vice president for gift planning, at 

We strive for accuracy in acknowledging donors, but we do make mistakes. If we have incorrectly 
or inaccurately listed any donor, please contact Victoria Kidd, assistant direaor of advancement 
communications, at 

PAUL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 33 

Alumni Notes 

essage Board 

I'm taking oft m\' dircctdr ol alumni relations hat and 
instead writing to n'oli dimply as a graduate ofSiisquehanna 
University. A proud graduate. 

Ilie events of our sesquicentennial Homecoming 
l-{eunion Weekend, held on campus Oct. 3-5, were spec- 
tacular, memorable and uplifting. A high energy parade 
featured more than 40 floats with alumni and students 
fr©m the classes of 1937 through 2012. A gala billed as the 
Sestpiceateaiiial Ball ixevi i,w)o students, alamai, faculty and staff to an crver- 
flowng field-hoiise-tumed-baflroom in Garrett Sports Complex, the football 
team delivered a heait-tJitiffiptef , last-second ^etory after taking us throm^ 
a variety of etnotioiis throOghout &e game. Firewc«rks then lit vxp the central 
I>efinsyIvaBla s^ifoa a beajiilal Ml Satwidsy ru^ 
None of Siifc bmmm is what I'll remaimbef aiost. 

As with so much that Is specif about So^qudsatifta, people— tndiyidmals— were 
the show-stoppers for mt. 

It stsated with Carl Bellas trito^g about the SigmuBtd Weis Sdtsol saf Buifeess 
that oame to be in 1^3, feom of a wonderful giS torn ChMes Degeaigteifl and a 
spirited fecqlty determined to bring it m e*cdleae& As the foandteg d:ea» -of the 
Sigmund Weis School of Business, Carl got to see 25 years later that what began 
as a dream has matured in extraordinary ways, and what a great rewafd that 
must be for him. CBt'^Siil 

As a psychology major at Susquehanna. I, along with so many others, helff^^r^'ito' 
a special fondness for Ged Schweikert. His students and his athletes were likg,^ ' --' 
extended femily, especially the swimmers who went on the Florida trips. Weief-^ '^ 
miss Ged deeply, and the SU friends who remembered him so well at the campus 
memorial service created a splendid tapestry of memories, chuckles, triumphs and ; 
wisdom associated with a great, great man. ^ 

At the far end of the spectrum was CheUe McLityre '01 Brewer, recipient of i 
the 2008 Young Alumni Award. Her story appears elsewhere in this magazine, > 
and her selfless volunteer efforts on behalf of American soldiers and chEdren in 
need reject achievement, leadership and service in action at the highest levels. 
But Chelle took everyone^ breath aWay when she introduced us to her 3-year-old '9M 
daughter, born with only half a heart, and we marveled at how a mother's strength _M 
has lifted a fiaaily along with so many others in her wake. Chellels moving story I^/TJJ 
brought tears to all of our eyes. ■^ 

President Lemons has it right when he tells proi^ective students to consider ■ 
Susquehanna not as a four-year investment but instead as an investment for a life- 
time. For obvious reasons. I feel more connected to Snsqtiehanna today than I did 
16 years ago when I graduated. Of course there is a paycheek„hut the tarue benefits 
are bound up in the extraordinary people who make our university a compieUing 
partner in a lifelong journey. 

Bedty Btonier '$2 Dietrick 
Director of Alumni Relations 


Nebon Bailey '57 received the 
Harvard Distinguished Alumnus 
Award at Harvard's Alumni Day 
Ceremonies on June 6. At the cer- 
emonies, he delivered a lecture on 
world poverty and was recognized 
for completing more than 24 inter- 
national clinics on five continents. 
The countries he served included 
Iraq, Ukraine, Kosovo, the West 
Bank, Kenya, Russia (Siberia), 
most of the countries in Central 
America, Brazil, Peru and Mexico. 
His son, Jonathan Bailey, an assis- 
tant professor of surgery at the 
University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign, accompanied him 
to a volunteer clinic in Honduras. 
They worked together at a large 
teaching hospital in Tegucigalpa. 


Stephen Toy '61 was elected presi- 
dent of the International Associa- 
tion of Torch Clubs Inc. (lATC) at 
their annual international meeting 
in Lancaster, Pa. lATC is an 
international association of local 
clubs where respected persons 
practicing recognized professions 
enjoy the cultural interchange of 
knowledge at monthly meetings. 
Stephen recently retired from the 
DuPont Co. and is a nationally 
recognized immunologist. 

Bill Molln '67. is a "head hunter' 
working part-time, mosdy in 
medical recruiting. 

34 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ fall 2008 


Louis Greenberg '68 retired this 
summer and spends summers at 
the Jersey shore and winters in 
Delray Beach, Fla. 

Trudy Miller '68 Miner took 
a river cruise through Prance 
in May with travel writer and 
TV producer Burt Wolf of PBS. 
More than xoo people from the 
Tampa Bay, Fla., area traveled 
from Paris through Burgundy 
and down the Rhone River 
(with stops in Macon, Lyon, 
Avignon and Aries) to bJice. 
Wolf filmed a documentary 
of the trip, which will be aired 
on PBS stations in January. 

Gary N. Stiegier '68 spent 21 
years in marketing commu- 
nications, providing fikn and 
audiovisual support for Fortune 
500 companies. In 1998 he 
closed his business and headed 
off to the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary in Philadelphia. He 
graduated in the spring of zoo2 
vrith a Master of Divinity degree 
and accepted a call to Immanuel 
Lutheran Church in Lakewood, 
N.J. In 2005, he became certified 
as a mission developer by the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in 
America (ELCA) to start a new 
mission congregation, GOD 
WITH US, in Jackson, N.J., the 
largest and fastest-growing town- 
ship in New Jersey. Gary is presi- 
dent of the Lakewood Clergy- 
Association and duster counselor 
for the eight ELCA churches 
in Ocean County, N.J. He also 
serves on the board of direc- 
tors of Northern Ocean County 
Habitat for Humanity and Ocean 
Health Initiatives. He is past 
president of the Ocean County 
Chapter of Thriven! Financial for 
Lutherans and an active member 
of the International Critical 
Incident Stress Foundation. He 
serves as a chaplain to the Lake- 
wood Police Department and is 
a member of the Jackson Town- 
ship Chamber of Commerce. 
He and his wife, Janet Purvis 

'67 Stiegier, have three grown 
children and nine grandchildren. 
Jan teaches 5th grade in the Litde 
Egg Harbor, NJ.. School District, 
and received her master's degree 
in elementary education from 
Rowan University. 

At the annual fall convention 
of the Pennsylvania Association 
of School Retirees, Dr. Stephen 
M. Vak '68 was elected vice 
president of the association 
for 2008-1009. 


H. Wayne Griest '71 was 

appointed chief executive officer 
of Continental Bank. 

Joseph Palchak '71 was elected 
chief executive officer, automo- 
tive group, at Eaton Corp. 


Jeflf Yoder '76 is founder and 
president of ProSemandcs, a 
professional writing services 
company that provides writers 
for technical, educational, mar- 
keting and ghostwriting projects. 
He is also an adjunct professor 
of business ethics at Fairfield 
University in Fairfield, Corm. He 
lives in Thimbull, Conn,, with 
his wife and two teenagers. 

William Greis '77, business 
development officer of Mifflin- 
burg Bank & TVust Co., gradu- 
ated from the 2008 Pecinsylvania 
Bankers Association School of 

Commercial Lending at State 
Colleg^ Pa. 

Kaxen Obedi^iis '77 Lodcaid 

was nam^ princ^jal of Bethas- 
da-Chevy Chase High School 
in Maryland. She is the da8#ttr 
of Leah Crydes '47 <^»«di^tni, 
Karen and herhujfcand,lh»a 
"77, live in Bethesda, Md. 

Nancy Zanner '78 Correll has 
been promoted to Tomii^Dg 
rdbsaso editor of the mffldtaflng 
services division of the National 
G«ograpbJc Society. She works 
out of the headquartets in Wash- 
ington, D.C, acd has been with 
the Sociely for 30 years. 

Donna Di lanni '78 was named 
one of Colorado's top five wealth 
advisors. She is the first vice 
president-oivestments and 
senior financial advisor in th« 
Aspen office of Merrill Lynch. 


Howie "Lee" lioranan 04 
was promoted to senior staff 
consultant-marketitig manager 
for the state of Florida at Idearc 
Media Corp., the oflBcial publish- 
ers of Verizon's fellow Page print 
directories, and 
Solutions Direct iitail products. 
He has lived in the Tampa area 
for 20 years. 

Timothy J. Quinn '84 was 

appointed superintendent of the 
Methacton School District in 
Eaglevillc, Pa., by the district's 
Board of School Directors in 
April and began his tenure on 
May L Before joining Methacton, 
Quinn served as superinten- 
dent of the Elizabethtown Area 
School District in Elizabethtown, 
Pa. Prior to that, he served as 
assistant to the superintendent 
in the Derry Township Scliool 

District He is also an a^uoct 
fttcuhy member at Wilkes 
University and the University of 
ScncEiton. Quinn has presented 
(saaostveiy on the subjects of 
supervision, as,sessnient, edu- 
cational leadership, currieuliini 
developnicnl and be;;! pracliLes 
in inslruction bctore such varied 
organi/alioii.s as the Pennsyl- 
vania .-Kssocialion orSi.hiH)l 
Adniinislralors, the I'enrisNlvania 
School Boards .VsMicJalion and 
the Pennsvlvania .Middle Scluiol 
A.ssociation. I le has spoken at 
national confcrence.s on the topic 
nl" value-added assessnieiu as the 
Invited guest ol'the Pennsylvania 
Deparliiienl oll-diicalion. In 
adilition, he has ser\ed on I'enn- 
sylvania neparlineni ol Educa- 
tion statewide l'S,S.\ coniniittces 
on bias and on value-added 
assessment, and has ser\ed 
as a grant leader. 

Barry Bmas '85 is the vintage 
manager for Ibumean LLC in 
Atlantic City, N.J. Toumeau sells 
high-end watches such as Rolex. 
Cartiei^ Omega and Movado. 

Dawne Fritz '86 Ve«t joined 
Exelon Corp. as a human 
resources coordinator in July. 
She will bo working at the Three 
Mile Island Nuclear Facility in 
Middletown, Pa. In her spare 
time, she directs two barbershop 
harmony choruses: Chamber- 
sburg's Freedom Valley Sweet 
Adeline Chorus, and the York 
White Rose BHS Chorus. 



Brad Bishop '90 is the executive 
vice president of production at 
Tom Forman Productions in Los 

HALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 35 

■-■ -[ 

Alumni Notes 

Alumni Awards: ACHIEVEMENT 

Signe S.Gates 71 

By Bruce E. Beans 

Aji^«s. Brad ms !£te oaoitive 
in dmgt sf prodoetioii for Mi 
Nation and Armed & Famous, 
tbta Fonaaji Productions is jolo- 
tD$ forces w&k RelaQvtty M^ 
to form MatMtyl^ 

A distinguishing characteristic of both suc- 
ces^l business executives and attorneys is 
the ability to identify patterns and connec- 
tions that might not be readily apparent 

University trustee and corporate attorney 
Signe S. Gates 71, this year's winner of 
the Alumni Achievement Award, first learned 
Susquehanna University had imbued her with 
that critical skill at the end of her freshman 
year. Reviewing the outline for a religion 
course, Gates suddenly told a friend, "I know 
what tfie flnal exam question is going to 
be"--and she was right. 

"That was an early indicafen that I had 
learned at Susquehanna how to put things 
together, to turn them a few degrees and 
to look at them again in a slightly different 
way to see dimensions not apparent at tfie 
outset," says Gates. "The thorniest business 
problems require executives to think about 
them in unconventional or unexpected ways, 
and the most effective leaders — and in- 
house lawyers — have the ability to see less 
obvious pathways to solutions." 

Since 1999 Gates has been tfre senior vice 
president, general counsel and secretary of 
Barnes Group Inc. Based in Bristol, Conn., 
the J1 .4-billion-a-year company manu- 
factures aerospace and industrial compo- 
nents, and distributes replacement parts and 
other products. It employs 6,200 people at 70 
locations around the worid. 

The English major first realized she had a 
yen for business while writing proposals for 
new businesses for a management consulting 
fimi. Since graduating from the University of 
Michigan Law School in 1980, she has been 
a corporate attorney for Connecticut's largest 
law firm and Tetley Inc.; assistant general 
counsel for General Signal Corp.; and vice 
president, general counsel and corporate 
secretary at Axel Johnson Inc., the U.S. sub- 
sidiary of a Swedish family business owned 
and led by a woman. 

An acquisitions and mergers special- 
ist Gates leapt at the chance in 1 999 to 
become general counsel at the publicly 
traded Barnes Group and promptly ushered 
it through the acquisition of a nitrogen gas 

products company. At the time, it was Barnes' 
largest acquisilon ever. As chief legal officer, 
she heads an 1 1 -person legal departtnent 
responsible for all legal matters and stock- 
holder relations, as well as health, safety and 
environmental compliance. "It's a fascinating 
opportunity to be close to business people, 
participating in decisions and influencing 
strategy at the very beginning," says Gates, 
Gates supports Susquehanna in a number 
of ways, particularly with the 2006 cre- 
ation of her Signe S. Gates Appreciation 
Fund, It uses two cash award programs to 
recognize employees' singular contributions 
to Susquehanna. "Since graduating from 
Susquehanna, I have spent most of my life in 
the corporate world — which is very different 
from the academy," she says, "But there is a 
common thread: every human being likes to 
be recognized," 

Born to Kalila and Mark Nicho- 
las '91, a daughter, Gabrlelle Ann, 
Aug. i8. She joins Ariel, the fam- 
ily dog. ivlark is an attorney and 
writer in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Bom to Scott and Lorraine 
Kafka '92 Miller, a daughter, 
Julia Christine, July lo, 2007. 
They live in Laurel, Md. 

Born to Phil and Kim Oaks '93 
Dommel, a son, Nathan Michael, 
May 8. He joins big brother 
Jacob. They live in Telford, Pa. 

Born to Marcie Goetaski '93 
Ruszczyk and her husband, 
Matthew, a son, Caden Charles, 
April 3. He joins big sister Jordyn 
Bailey, 6 years old. Marcie 
teaches eighth and ninth grade 
history at Churchill Junior High 
School in East Brunswick, N.J., 
a Blue Ribbon district. Matthew 
is center director at HCFMW in 
East Brunswick. 


John Menditto '94 is the director, 
investor relations, for Medco 
Health Solutions Inc. in Franklin 
Lakes, N.J. 

Born to Jenn and Mike Rick '94, 
a daughter, Melia Jordan, July 9. 

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_.-:--?»,. a.i;^i<^-^'*^ ■ 

She joins big brother Owen, a^t 
2. Mike is media relations and PR 
manager for the global law firm 
K&L Gates. 

Chris Serson '94 received three 
awards at the ENERSYS National 
Sales Meeting in Scottsdale, 
Ariz., on May 31: NY Metro 
District Sales Engineer of the 
Year, Northeast Fast Charge Tbp 
Performer and National &des 
Engfineer of the Year. Chris is in 
his eighth year at the company, 
which is based in Reading, Pa. 

I Alumni Awards: LEADERSHIP 

Corey Goff *iS|'Wa*pl»inoted 
to associate athletic director at 
Muhlenberg College. He also 
serves as the athletic depart- 
ment's summer camp coordina- 
tor and head baseball coach. 

Born to Karl and Anne Kern 
'95 Gussow, a daughter, Natalie 
Rose, Aug. 1. Natalie joins big 
brother Seth. Anne is a patent 
examiner at the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office in 
Alexandria, Va., in the cancer 
unmunology art unit, with an 
emphasis on aatlhodies. 

Ehrin Barker '96 was promoted 
to director of circulation, at 
Vantage Deluxe World litweL 
Vantage, based in Boston, is an 
industry leader in providing 
worldvride group travel to adults 
55 and older. 

Born to Chris and Christine 
Williams '96 Bott, a son, 
Andrew James Bott, In April. 
They live in North Wales, Pa. 

Born to Brian '96 and Jennifer 
Locke '98 Burchell, a daughter, 
Maggie, March 13. They live in 
Wyckoff, N.J. 

Born to Brent and Shannan 
Bowersox '96 Guthrie, a son, 
Tate Dylan, May 12. He joins 


JimApp 65 

By Evan Dresse? '02 

"You can't be a leader without having people 
to lead," says Jim App '65. 

Over the past 36 years, App led Seiins- 
grove-based L/B Water Service from just two 
employees to more than 1 00 in three states. 
As president, he oversaw significant gnwth 
In the company, which supplies products for 
municipal water and sewer systems. 

He never forgot the importance of good 
people and good relationships, making L/B 
Water Service completely employee-owned 
in 2002. 

"We felt we had loyal employees who had 
helped immensely to build the business — 
they were the cog that made the whole thing 
work," explains App. 

App maintains a close relationship with 
the company as chairman of the board, as 
well as close relationships with the area he 
has always called home and the university 
that helped him become a leader. 

His ancestor, John App, played a key role 
in founding Susquehanna in 1858, donating 
both land and money JimApp has driven 
App Road countless times on the way to 
serve with Selinsgrove's borough council, its 
municipal authority and the Snyder County 
Conservation District, 

App's long career began with an intern- 
ship for the borough manager while at 
Susquehanna. He was made temporary 
borough manager, then served full time for 
eight years before leaving to help start L/B 
Water Sen/Ice, 

His path wasn't quite that simple, though. 
After an injury ended his football career at 
Buckneir University, App worked for five 
years, man'ied and had a daughter before 
enrolling at Susquehanna. Working nights at 
Butter-Krust Baking Co., he was thankful for 
the unwavering support of his wife, Carole, a 
registered nurse, as well as a small grant. 

One way that App gives back to the 
university — something he feels very strongly 
about — is by judging first-year students' 
business presentations. 

"It's refreshing to hear the young 
students' ideas," he says. "They may have 

to be tempered a bit, but they can be 
extremely valuable." 

As a S^mund Weis School of Busings 
Partner, he men regularly sees one of his former 
profe^ors— another example of his belief in 
long business and personal relationships. 

RtlJngly, App says that he knew from the 
outset that L/B Water Service could be a viable 
resource for years to come. He sees Susquehanna 
University in much the same way. 

FALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 37 

Alumni Notes 

Alumni Awards: SERVICE 

Kathi Stine76 Flack 

For Kathi Stine 76 Flack, a passion for ser- 
vice may have started at Susquehanna, but it 
just as easily may have started at birth. 

"Volunteering is a natural fit for me. I'm a 
real 'people person' and I enjoy the challenge 
of it," she explains. 

As social service coordinator for Kappa 
Delta, Flack used to round up sorority sisters 
on Monday nights to go to a local assisted 
living home. Seeing the seniors' eyes light up 
was an "eye opener" in itself It was a simple 
thing to do and it made a difference, she 
says, so why not? 

That philosophy has served her well. Her 
service career began with simple door-to- 
door fundraising for the American Cancer 
Society after leaving a areer in media buying 
to raise children. She still fills In gaps in her 
schedule with simple things like delivering 
Meals On Wheels, even while on vacation. 

Flack has served In volunteer roles for 
the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic 
Board, ttie Wilkes-Barre Hospital Auxil- 
iary, Miserlcordia University's Women With 

By Evan Dresser '02 

Children advisory committee, the United Way 
and her region's Alzheimer's Association — 
not to mention for her church, local library 
and school. 

"The more you have to do, the more you 
accomplish," says Flack of her often over- 
flowing schedule. 

Over the past eight years, she has dedi- 
cated quite a bit of time to the Philharmonic 
As president, she focused on removing 
misconceptions of an elite aura by creating 
outreach programs to make concerts more 
accessible, and by grassroots efforts in the 
community, putting a friendlier face on what 
might be perceived as a stodgy institution. 

"Music speaks to the soul and soothes 
people in times of stress. Our Philharmonic 
has that effect and should be available to all 
who seek that inspiration." 

Through the Women With Children 
program, she was able to help young 
single mothers get through college by living 
together and supporting each other. 

Flack's own college experience was more 
traditional. She was president of her sorority, 
played intramural sports and developed close 
relationships with professors — working with 
them in the English department, visiting thei 
homes and even babysitting for one. 

"Susquehanna has a very big place 
in my heart," she says. "It's just a fine, 
fine university." She met her husband, Rusty 
'76, while working at WQSU-FM, and two 
of their three children — Chad '05 and Alex 
'09 — have attended Susquehanna. The 
family has hosted first-year students at their 
home near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

Flack says that her husband's own 
community involvement — while running a 
manufacturing business — helped inspire her 
to volunteer. 

"Now I just can't imagine not doing it," 
she says. 

big sister Courtney. They live Jn 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Brian Knepp '96 was named 
chief fmancial officer of Jersey 
Shore State Bank In William- 
sport, Pa. 

Born to Tjder and Sarah Herclilk 
'96 ToinBiison, a son, Luke 
Matthew, July 7. He joins older 
siblings JP aiid Faith, 4, and 
David, ii 

Christopher WoMe '96 is the 
compliance manager at Butter- 
Krust SaraLee, Soiibiiry» Pa. 

Borri to Jason '97 and Rachel 
Weist '97 Banner, a daughter, 
Maggie Asa, Aug. 2. They live in 
Sunbury, Pa. 

Bom to Richard and Tara 
McCourt *97 Grotto, a daughter, 
Emma Grace, Dec. 8, 2006. She 
joins big brother Ryan. They live 
in Royersford, Pa. 

Kimberly Smith '97 received her 
medical degree from the Pritzker 
School of Medicine, University 
of Chicago, June ig, 2007. 

Born to Brian and Jennifer 
Mariano '9S Ersaleis, a son, 
Henry Daniel. They live in Haw- 
thorne, N.f. 

Born to Matthew '96 and Cherie 
Alnsley '98 Lenahan, a son, Eli- 
jah, Feb. 23. They live in Lititz, Pa. 

Jennifer Voigt '98 married 
Eamonn Dunn, June 4, at St. 
Mary and St. Patrick Church, 
Avoca, County Wicklow, Ireland. 
They live in Arklow, County 
Wicklow, Ireland. 


Born to Ricardo and Cortney 
Shipe '99 Dominguez, a daugh- 

38 ■ Susquelianna Currents ■ fall 2008 

ter, Addison Elizabeth, Oct. zs, 
1007. They live in Miami, Fla. 

Bom to Eric '99 and Rachel 
Knight '02 Flowers, a daughter, 
Kendall Elizabeth, April 22. They 
live iji West Deptford, N.J. 

Born to Stephen and Julie Stover 
'99 Padbury, a daughter, Sarah 
Catherine, June 3. She joins big 
sister Grace, age 2. Julie works 
M-time for JPMorgan Chase 
and part-time as a Creative 
Memories consultant. They live 
m Middletown, Del. 

With great sorrow, Chris and 
Dalene Varney '99 LaPointe 
announce the birth and death 
of their son. Baker Christian, 
on April 3. He weighed 7 lb., 11 
oz. Sadly, he did not survive his 
journey into the world. They 
are grateful for the love of 
family and friends through 
this difficult time. 

Renec Lathrop '00 received ten- 
ure at Dutchess Community Col- 
lege, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where 
she teaches physics. She was also 
promoted to assistant professor. 
She has completed the work for 
her second master's degree in 
educational psychology at Marist 
College in Poughkeepsie. 

Born to Kate and Rik Reinhardt 
'00, a son, Liam Joseph, May 18. 
They live in Oakland, Calif. 

Stacey Park '00 Thomas — see 

2002, a son. 

Born to Lyle '01 and Joy Pretz 
'01 Hosier, a daughter, Ellen 
Vera, June 30. Lyle is the project 
manager for the Economic 
Development Co. in Lancaster, 
Pa., and Joy is on child-rearing 
leave from Ephrata High School 
where she is an English teacher. 

Michael Hudock '01 recently 
earned his doctorate in biophys- 
ics and computational biology 
from the University of Illinois at 


Virginia Lloyd '81 

By Bruce E. Beans 

As vice president of claims for XL Insurance 
in Exton, Pa., Virginia "Ginny" Lloyd '81 
understands that students transitioning from 
life at a liberal arts university to professional 
careers sometimes encounter speed bumps. 

That's why this year's recipient of the 
Service to Susquehanna Award has been 
such a generous career resource for students. 
A former member of the board of direaors 
of the Alumni Association (2000-2007), she 
helped establish the Alumni Career Team and 
appeared regularly at Career Day. The event 
allowed juniors and seniors to explore career 
options and network with as many as 40 
alumni from a wide range of professions. 

For the past seven years the dual history/ 
political science major also has developed, 
funded and participated in a program for 
history and political science majors who 
undergo mock interviews in Philadelphia 
with herself and two other alumni: Michael 
Collins '73, senior vice president of the 
Lending Office of the Federal Reserve Bank 
of Philadelphia, and Amy Murphy '85, co- 
founder and managing director of Philadel- 
phia's Arden Theater. 

"We give them feedback so that, when 
they interview for a job that they really want, 
they really impress people," says Lloyd. 

She has hired two such students. As a 
member of the Alumni-Parents Admissions 
Network, she also has recommended a 
half dozen successful students, including a 
younger cousin who is now a sophomore. 
In addition, she was a member of her class' 
20th reunion committee and served on the 
Philadelphia Regional Campaign and Leader- 
ship Development committees. 

Finally, in 2004 she helped establish the 
Housley Archives Fund to support Susquehanna's 
archives. The fund honors one of her favorite 
professors, Donald Housley, professor emeri- 
tus of history. 

Lloyd, who received the Outstanding 
Senior Woman Award, was captain of the 
women's tennis team, vice president of 
the Sigma Kappa sorority and a very active 
volunteer while attending SI). "The mantra 
at Susquehanna is achievement, leadership 

and service," she says. "You can't learn three 
better principles, and the college was very 
good to me." 

Late in her senior year, when she still 
owed tuition, Susquehanna awarded her 
a scholarship she had never heard of that 
exactly covered the amount she needed 
to graduate 

"I swore then," she says, "that I would 
always be in a position to give back to 
Susquehanna however I could, either finan- 
cially or with my time, and I'd like to believe 
I have done both." 

FALL 2oo8 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 35 

Alumni Notes 


Michelle Mclntyre'01 Brewer 

Most people would understand if Michelle 
"Chelle" Mclntyre '01 Brewer, whose 
3-year-old daughter Is battling the effects 
of being born with half a heart, focused her 
energies on her family. 

But Brewer, this year's Young Alumni 
Award recipient, cannot help but think of 
others, Honored as Military Spouse maga- 
zine's 2008 Military Spouse of the Year, the 
English major and wife of U.S. Army 1st Lt. 
Steven Brewer writes about military family 
life as a columnist for both the magazine and 
the Web site. 

Among her accomplishments: While 
teaching eighth grade in Boiling Springs, Pa., 
Brewer founded Soldier's List, an organiza- 
tion that enables individuals to send care 
packages and letters to soldiers deployed 
overseas and to visit and help at-risk soldiers 
at home and abroad. Three years ago, shortly 
after her daughter Lorelei's birth, Brewer saw 
a TV report in the wake of Hurricane Katrina 
about a 2-year-old with a liver transplant 
whose vital medication had washed away. 
Working the phones, she collaborated with 
the Department of Homeland Security, Triage 
41 1 , United Way of Baton Rouge and the 
Louisiana governor's office so that, within 48 
hours, Pennsylvania doctors and nurses were 
jetting with medical equipment to the Gulf 
Coast to ensure children with severe health 
conditions were receiving care. 

Brewer, who now lives in Ft. Bragg, N.C., 
with her husband, daughter and son, Cavan, 

By Bruce E. Beans 

6, has also personally arranged for 13 criti- 
cally ill children from around the world to 
receive needed surgeries in U.S. hospitals. 
"Most people don't realize how easy it is to 
get stuff like this done," she says modestly. 
"My goal is not only to solve the problem at 
hand but to educate others about the pro- 
cess so they can help others in the future." 
Brewer credits Susquehanna with imbu- 
ing her with both her leadership skills and 
global perspective. Opportunities that greatly 
influenced her included leading around a 
group of visiting Susquehanna students who 
met her in Galway while she was studying in 
Northern Ireland and supen/ising 19 children 
who were part of the cast of the production 
of The King & I, in which she appeared dur- 
ing her sophomore yean 

Also a spokesperson for the American 
Heart Association, Brewer says, "Volunteer- 
ing is my job now. I work with kids, teaching 
them about heart health and philanthropy 
and how important community is to not only 
our country but the world, and I got all that 
from Susquehanna and the opportunities I 
had there that formed who I am today 
"Those experiences may have seemed 
pretty inconsequential, but they are the 
keystone for what I do now and why" 

m%i nnsstth (cieatiac at tite 
Lewto-Sigter (aesoooucs Irialtate 
at Pitneeffifi IMtsrstty. HamA^ 
WebBer '61 Hndocfc earned her 
doctorate in chemistry from the 
Uoiyersfty of IQinois at Urbana- 
Quarptiga and baa joiioed 
McKlasef & Co. as an sttodate, 
Tbef live in Benaiogtdnt N.J. 

Amy Sfahl 'oi maorled Ckxia- 
topher MiUer. Oct. % zoQ6. 
Victoria Borst 'oi Gtoii^ was 
a bridesmaid, and Kristen Wise 
'oi P'Aogelo vyas iii attendance. 
On Qm.n> iomMHf and 
Christopher welcomed their 
son, Ian. They live in Milton, Pa. 

Brian Beissel '02 was ordained 
as a pastor in the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in America 
on June 21. The ordination took 
place at Weber Chapel, where 
the Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke and 
Susan Hegberg, emeritus profes- 
sor of music, participated in 
the service as part of the Upper 
Susquehanna Synod Assembly. 
Beissel is called to Grace Luther- 
an Church, Northumberland, Pa., 
and Trinity Oak Grove Lutheran 
Church, Danville, Pa He current- 
ly resides in Northumberland 
with his wife, Michelle. 

TVever Filce '02 was named 
coordinator of fecilities and 
operations at Drexel University. 

Rachel Knight '02 Flowers- 
see 1999, a daughter 

Born to Lynn and Beau Keeps 
'02, a son, Lucas, July 7. They live 
in Allentown, Pa. 

Leslie Marshall '02 defended her 
thesis on March 28 and received 
a doctorate in microbiology and 
immunology from Wake Forest 
University in Winston-Salem, 
N.C., on May 19. She is work- 
ing as a research fellow at the 
National Institute of Neurologi- 
cal Disorders and Stroke at the 
National Institutes of Healdi in 
Bethesda, Md. She is conduct- 
ing research on reacdvation of a 
neurotropic virus from latency. 

40 • Susquehanna Currents ■ fall 2008 

Born to Damon and Katriixa 
Lindquist '02 Pisani, a daugh- 
ter, Makena Lindquist. Katrina 
;is the marketing and public 
communications coordinator 
at Farmington Savings Bank 
in Connecticut. They live in 
Torrington, Conn. 

Bom to JVllchael '02 and Stacey 
Park '00 Thomas, a son, Ben- 
jamin Park, Feb. 1. Ben joins big 
brother Owen, age 2. They live 
in Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Born to Samantha Waldie 
'03 and Michael '05 Brown, 
a daughter. Sienna Rose, on 
Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2007. 
Samantha teaches choral music 
at West Perry High School, and 
Michael is a yearbook represen- 
tative with Herff Jones. They live 
in Carlisle, Pa. 

Valerie Wolfgang '03 married 
Shane Imschweiler, July 28, 2007, 
at Lantern Lodge in Myer- 
stown. Pa. -Courtney Harpster 
'03 Cleck, Erin Nittinger '03 
and Amanda Luna '03 were 
in the wedding party. Valerie 
is a forensic scientist with the 
Maryland State Police. They live 
in Glen Burnie, Md, 

Diana Swope '03 currently 
teaches middle school music 
in the Delaware Valley School 
District in Milford, Pa., and 
serves as music director for the 
fall and spiring musicals. She 
received her master's degree 
in educational leadership and 
obtained her principal certification 
this past spring. 


Ryan Noss '04 married Amanda 
Humer, Nov. 24, 2007, at Trinity 
United Methodist Church in 
New Kingstown, Pa. Ryan is an 
elementary band teacher v«th 
the West Shore School District, 
They live in Enola, Pa. 

Michael Brown '05 — a daugh- 
ter, see 2003. 

Ashley Cooper '05 earned a 
Juris Doctor degree from the 
Penn State DicWmon School of 
Law on May 10. She is employed 
at the law fiirm of McQuaide 
Blasko in State College, Pa. 

Autumn Plfer '05 married 
Justin Harter, Feb. 9. 

Jason Stickler '05 received his 
Juris Doctor degree from Wil- 
liam & Mary School of Law on 
May IX. He lives in Norfolk, Va. 

Kurt Schenck '06 received a 
master's degree in journalism 
and mass communications from 
Point Park University on May 3. 
He lives in Hoboken, N.J. 

Micalah Wise '07 married Zane 
Bilger '08, May 24, at Mount 
Bethel Church in McClure, Pa. 
Micaiah is a reporter for The 
Sentinel, and Zane plans to 
attend the Widener School of 
Law in Harrisburg, Pa., in the ML 

Randl Levendusky '08 won the 
talent and swimsuit contests and 
placed second in the Miss Penn- 
sylvania pageant held in July. 

Letter from the Alumni Assodation 

Happy Holidays from the 
Alumni Board! As we reflect 
on 2008 and look forward to 
the New Year, members of the 
Alumni Board are embarking on 
exciting adventures to bring us 
closer to you. 

You may not know that our 21 -member board advises 
the Office of Alumni Relations. Our goal is to lead the 
Alumni Association in projects that enhance the lives 
of the more than 1 5,000 alumni in this community. 

Working on the board has been one of the greatest 
joys of my life. I have met so many fine individuals across 
the generations that sometimes I no longer identify 
myself with the Class of 1998. The alumni have become 
my home away from home, and I have rediscovered 
Susquehanna in new and exciting ways. 

One of my fellow board members lent me this gem 
several years ago. Whenever she traveled on business, 
she would look up alumni members in her destina- 
tion city and invite them to dinner. What an inaedlbly 
powerful thought — that through your connection to 
Susquehanna, you can call on others In the SU commu- 
nity to share experiences and good conversation. 

As our Alumni Board begins to facilitate the ability 
of our community to interact with one another, from 
the technology of the online community and social 
networking sites to simple one-on-one connertions in 
our regional chapters, me are reliant on your ideas and 
contributions to move this community forward. 

1 encourage you to broadefi your network, reach out 
to this great community, and rediscover Susquehanna 
for yourself and your family 

Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton 
President, Susquehanna University 
Alumni Association 

FALL 2008 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 41 

1. President and Mts. L. Jay Lemons, grand marshals ot 
the Honiecoining Parade, ride through the streets of 
Selinsgiow? m a horse-drawn carriage 

2. The Class of 1958 celebrates their 50th reunion 

3. Carl Bellas, dean of the Sigmund Wee School of Business 
from 1983 to 1996, and Susquehanna University Trustee 
Sidney Apfelbsum chat during the 25th anniversary 
cefebration of the School of Business. 

4. A crowd gathers in frem of Fisher Hall to celebrate 
Susquehannals past present and future vtrrth a time 
capsule ceremony and the unveiling of the cornersione 
for the new science building. 

5. Earl Beinstine '50 Joins other football alumni tot me 
Slagg Men Reunion 

6. Revelers dance the night away at the Sesquicentennial Ball 

7. Football players enjoy the fireworks display after their 
dramatic win over the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 

8. Mynora J. Bryant (left), immediate past president of Sigma 
Gamma Rho Inc., presents a copy of the U.S. postal cache 
for the Rho Theta chapter's new sorority house, to found- 
ing chapter member Hirabeth Whiting '09 (center), and 
Amnenta Hinton, coordinator of multicultural leadership. 

9. (left to right) Feme (.auver Zeigler, Jessie Walton 
Schmltthenner. Emagean Pensyl Whitmoyer and Ruth 
Eleanor McCorkill. graduates of the Class of 1943. 
reunite for their 55th reunion. 

10. Harry Johnston '49 shows off his Bond and Key jacket 
during the organization^ reunion 

11. Alumni socialize during dinner In the All-Alumni Tent on 
Saturday evening of Homecoming Reunion Weekend. 

VL Seniors Brittany Bunting and Andrew Jarzyk. the 2008 
Homecoming king and queen, show off their crowns 
during the Homecoming Parade. 

i Welcome Home 

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Alumni Notes 

1 . Picture taken at tne 29tn annual SU alumni picnic neia ai me nome of Sue Seal 
■57 and Dick '55 McCany in Lancaster, Pa. Pictured are, left to fight, front row: Lynn 
Hassinger '57 Askew, Sue, Joan Raudenbush '57 Wendell, Ruih Scott '55 Nunn; middle 
row: Kay Smitft, Gail Woolberi '58 White, fvlargaret Gordon '55 Bonawit7, Jim Gormley 
'55, Bob Wendell, Jane Longenecker '57 Grim, Charlotte Sandt '56 Erdley; back row: 
Jim White '58, Marvin Bonawltz, Ken Erdley '55, Pete Nunn '57, Jake Grim. 

2. A group of Susquehanna grads recently gathered in Alexandria, Va., for a bon 
voyage party for Carrie King '02 and Lon '03 Braman before they left for Beijing, 
China, to serve in the foreign service. This group of friends gathered from locations all 
over the country, including Atlanta, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Pictured 
are, left to right, Adam Kavalsky '02, Brittaney Snoke '02, Jeremy Litzebauer '02, Car- 
rie, Lon, John Claus '02 and Lydia Steward '02. 


Thirty-five Weeks of Extraordinary Women, which celebrated the 35th anniversary of 
the Office of Women m Higher Education. She was conferred the title of associate 
provost and director emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board's 
quarterly meeting on June 20, 

8. Thirteen Kappa Deltas were able to get together for a fun-filled weekend to 
celebrate their 40th birthdays in the Poconos. Pictured are, left to right, front row: Deb- 
bie Sauer '90 McDermott, Angle Johnson '90 Kulmann and Dee Tacconi '90 Cheyne; 
second row: Melissa Challice '90 Casmissina, Cheryl Corradino '90 Solomon, Jiesu Kim 
'90 Mastroianni, Karen Nelson '90 Strandquist, Lauren Fatigali '90 Brown and Ale.t 
Stobb '90 Walser; back row: f^ichelle D'Alessandro '90 Steinmetz, Reenie Garity '90 
Price, Nicole Lefchak '90 Western and Jennifer Ganter '90 Keinert. 

9. Susquehanna alumni and a current studeni met this summer at Bethel Lutheran 
Church in Biloxi, Miss., where they worked for a week building houses as part of Hur- 
ricane Katrina relief efforts. Pictured are, left to right, Katie Souers '12, Toby Brodisch 
'53 Skinner, Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew, Deb Spangler '86 Sowers, Professor Emeritus 
Rany Harrison and Lauren Bush '06. 

10. A group of SU friends and their families reunited at Knoebels Amusement 
Resort in Elysburg, Pa., in August for a day of fun. Pictured are, left to right, Elijah 
Troutman, Joanne Marquardt '00 Troutman, Janet Gauger '99 Kennedy holding Ryan 
Kennedy, Heidi Glatfelter '99, Jennifer Botchie '99, Amy Frank '99 Gulli; and, front, 
Saniantha Gulli. 

3. Pictured are, left 10 right, Jeffrey Roush '71, Emma Roush '12 and Meghan 
O'Reilly '04 at Emma's graduation from The Foiman School in Litchfield, Conn. 
Meghan is the director of communications at the school. 

4. SAl sisters Christy Graham '98 Willard and Emma Thompson '00 Meyer reunited 
in June. Christy lives in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., with her husband, Adam, and two 
children, Caleb and Ellie. She is currently a stay-at-home mom, but in her spare time 
volunteers al Faith Church of Worcester shooting and editing video projects for their 
various ministries. Emma currently lives in Willmar, Minn., with her husband, Daniel, 
and works lor Cfl Music Ministries helping to mobilize musicians into the mission field 
throughoul the United Slates and around the world. 

5. Wm. Clark Snydei '75 appeared '.vith the Summer Savoyards in the rarely 
performed Gilbert and Sullivan opera Princess Ida. In a July 29 review, the Press 
& Sun-Bulletin said, "As King Gama, Wm. Clark Snyder stole the show. Snyder, who 
has directed Savoyard productions since 1981, moved into an onstage loleand took 
command with impeccable diction and delivery His Act 111 exit was a classic example of 
leaving them laughing." Snyder is classical music director and mid-day host on WSKG 
Pul:lic Radio, Binghamton, N.Y. 

6. Robert Summei '63 is letiiing alter 40 yeais of leaching and making music 
as head of choral activities at the University of South Florida and founder of the 
acclaimed Master Chorale of Tampa Bay 

7. Norrine Bailey Spencer '68, associate provost and director ol undergraduate 
admissions at Virginia Tech, was selected to be one of the women profiled by the 
Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education in their 

1 1 . A small group of 200 1 graduates recently came together for an SU reunion that 
included lunch and a campus walk. Pictured are, left to right, Addison Dunlop (in stroller), 
Julie Dunlop, Emily Geeza, Joshua Henry '0 1 , Matt Geeza '01 and Jim Dunlop '0 1 , 

44 ■ Sust|ueliaiiiia CAirfents • fai. i. 

Alumni Notes 

1. Janice Bubeck 00 manied Bobby Steckel 'OO in a beautiful beach wedding 
on July 23 on Grand Bahama Island. Several SU alumni iraveled to the island to 
celebrate with the couple. Janice is a managing producer and new business develop- 
ment manager for Studio Ten Creative Group, a division of NBC Universal. Bobby is 

a social studies teacher and head football coach at Northampton Area High School 
in Northampton, Pa. Janice and Bobby live in the Lehigh Valley. Pictured are, left to 
right, back row: Corey Goff '95, David Hausman '97; middle row; Anthony DeSantis 
'00, Chuck Keeports '99, Katie Winship '99 Keeports, Bobby and Janice Casey Goff 
'00, Randy Hayes '01; from row; Karen Doyle '99 and Harold Fairclough '99. 

2. Julie Daws '98 married Michael Shannon on July 1 5, 2C06, al Christ Church 
in Ridley Park, Pa. Julie is a sixth grade teacher in Havertown, Pa. Mike works in 
Philadelphia as a project manager for a chemical manufacturer. Following a Mediter- 
ranean cruise honeymoon, the couple is residing in Drexel Hill, Pa. Pictured are, left 
!0 right, Wendy Ann Wesoloskie '98, Juliet DeMola '98, Julie, Cheryl Bauer '98 Adam 
and Michelle Hoffman '98 Steigerwald. Other Susquehannans in attendance were 
Alexandra Henry '99 and John Steigerwald '00. 

3. Joanna Martino '05 married Adam Laub '05 on Nov. 1 7, 2007, at the Wyckoff 
Reformed Church in Wyckoff, N.I. Pictured clockwise from left: Rory Scanlan '05, Jen 
Moyer '05 (bridesmaid), Mike Wirt '05 (groomsman), Kalherine Miller '05, Kathryn 
McCarron '05, Autumn Wood '05, Steve Walker '05 (best man), Adam and Joanna, 
Krystle Laub '03 (bridesmaid), Leah Rice '05, Sean Hutchinson '05, Lara Cressman '05, 
Sara Halper '05, Chad Flack '05, Kyle Boudreau '05, Larry Cannon '05 (groomsman). 
Matt Murawsky '05 (groomsman). Brent Franks '05 (groomsman), Kevin Peters '05 
and Bryan Sirohl '05; front row: Ron Kelly '05 (groomsman), Kevin Short '05 and Matt 
Milnes '05, Not pictured: Kyle Somprs '05 (groomsman). 


4. Melissa Calarchio '06 married Tim Godsall-Myeis '05 on Aug. 11, 2007. Tim is 
teaching music al Abington High School, and Melissa is an account executive at Red 
Tettemer advertising agency in Philadelphia. Pictured are, top to bottom, left to right: 
Laura Baker '05, Jason Rose '05, Shawn Berkebile '05, Frank Anonia '03, Matt Cornish 
'03, John Callaghan '05, Alison Parish '03, Josh Silver '05, Justin Rhood '05, Jenn 
Simpkins '05, Seth Henry '05, Lehn Weaver '02, Sarah Mitchell '05 Weaver, Chnssy 
Gunther '05, Megan Lien '06, Cheryl Smith '06, Kelly Cara '06, Julie Snyder '03 Bishop, 
Steve Bishop '02, Mark Norman '02, Jared Cook '05, Krista Lundberg '05, Lindsay 
Heslin '06, Kelly Conrad '06, Leigh Sperun '06, Melissa and Tim. Not pictured: Joan 
Burgess '71 and Chuck '59 Cloutman. 

5. Philip Hyman '05 married Jennifer Jannotli on June 20 at the Church of Si. 
Ann in Tobyhanna, Pa. SU members in attendance were, left to right, Stephanie 
Ihnat '05; Adam Speakman '04; Kate Umble '06; Marissa Scott '05; Brian Fleming 
'05; Valerie Martin, dean of the School of Arts. Humanities and Communications; 
Kevin Henry, adjunct faculty; and Phillip Machnik '04. 

6. Sara Wise '04 married Andy Englehart on March 1 5 at Trinity Lutheran in 
Lansdale, Pa. Sarah is an optometrist in Willow Grove Pa., and Andy works for 
Merck S Co. as a biomedical engineer. Pictured are, left to right, Ellyn Boop '04 
Ross, Patrick Fitzgerald '04, Kristi Koch '04 Fitzgerald, Andy and Sarah, Ellen Mull 
'04 Berger and Kristen Wise '01 D'Angelo. 

7. The Country Club ol Scranton, darks Summit, Pa., was the setting lor the 
June 23, 2007, wedding of Walter Rosiecki '04 and Melissa Yevitz '04. Adam 
Marichak '04, John Spencer '04 and Bobby Mieczkowski '04 were groomsmen. 
Other SU grads in attendance were left to right, back row: father of the bride 
Ronald Yevitz '67, Robert Dicker '67, Dick Talbot '66, Lynn Oelkers '55 Talbot and 
Brian Kaylor '04; second row: Adam Marichak '04, Brian Donnelly '04, Melanie 
Martell '04, Nicole Fiorentino '04, Jason Eck '05 and Jennifer Heintzelman '04; 
third row: Peter Coolidge '05, Cristina Pittiglio '04, Jodi Doltery '04, Kelly Doerr 
'04 and Doug Jacobs '04; front: Melissa and Walter (John Spencer and Bobby 
Mieczkowski are not pictured.) Walter and Melissa reside in Clarks Green, Pa., 
where Melissa is a small business banking officer at Pennstar Bank, Scranton, and 
an M.B.A. student at the University of Scranton, and Walter is a commercial loan 
ollicer at First National Community Bank, Dunmore, 

8. Sara Fuller '02 married Greg Myers on Aug. 4, 2007. SU alumni in attendance 
were Kelly Wilson '02, Susan Trella '01, Rachel Flowers '02, Jean Weindler '02, 
Christine Schieber '02, Lisa furness '02, Emily Kurtz '03, Guilia Umile '03, Aaron 
Litzi '02, Eric Flowers '99, John Weindler '02 and JD Schieber '02. 

9. Emily Suraci '03 mairied Mike Walsh, Sept. 8, 2007, at St, Paul's Parish in 
Scranton, Pa. Emily is a technical editor for ARCOM Inc. in Alexandria, Va., and 
Mike is property inspector for the city of Reston, Va. They live in Falls Church, Va. 

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OttoReimherr • 1917-2008 


Summer 2008 

Rachel Procopio's iiame 
was mistakenly omitted 
from the article "Mating 
in Wolf Spiders," which 
appeared in the summer 
issue. The junior biology 
major was a collaborator 
on the research project with 
Alex Sweger '10 rfiid Asso- 
iMlc Priifcssor of Bioloqy 
Matthew Persons 

Susqufhanna University niouriiL'd ihc 
death of a dear tVieiui, generous benefac- 
tor and emeritu.s professor of philosophy 
and religion. Otto Rcimherr, who pa.ssed 
frorn this life .Sept. 15 at the National 
Lutheran Home in Rockville, Md. 

"We losl a great and gentle soul in 
Otlo," said Susquehanna Presitlent L. Jay 
Lemon.s. "We will remember him fondly 
and miss him terribly," 

Otto is survived by his wife of 63 
years, Beaulah, of Silver Spring, Md.; a 
son, Frederick W. Rcimherr of Salt Lake 
City, Utah; a daughter, Joyce Reinihcrr, of 
'lakoma Park, Md.; Iwo granddaughters, 
Lori l-.llen Rcimherr and Tiffany Colleti 
of Bellingham, Wash,; two grandsons, 
Matthew Reimherr of Chicago and Patrick 
Rcimherr ol Salt Lake ('ity; and two step- 
great grandchildren. 

A longlime resident of Lewisburg, Pa., 
Otto moved early in 2007 to Silver Spring, 
Md., with Beaulah, a former assistant 
professor of Lnglish at Williamsport Area 
(x)mmunity Cxillege. 

A graduate of the Oily Oollege of 
New York in 1937, Olio earned a Bachelor 
of Divinity degree from the lAitheran 
'Iheological Seminary at Gettysburg in 
1943 and a doctorate in religion from 
Union Theological Seminary at Columbia 
University in 1957. He was twice named a 
fellow at Princeton 'theological Seminary, 
and was named a distinguished alumnus 
of Gettysbiu-g Seminary. 

Otto joined Susquehanna's faculty 
in 1959 and served as the director of the 
university's Institute for Studies in I^arish 
Ministry from its inception in 1973 and 
chaired the Department of Religion and 
Philosophy hi 1980, he delivered the 
first annual John c;;. Horn DLstinguished 
Service Lecture and also edited an SU 
Press book titled Quest for Faith, Quest 
for Freedom: Aspects of Pennsylvania's 

Religious Experience. He retired from 
Susquehanna in 1982. 

Otto was a beloved member of the 
Susquehanna family, as noted by a former 
student, who said, "I know his life and 
minislry meant a lot to the SU comniunit)'. 
fie was my religion professor, whom I'll 
remember fondly." 

Along with his wife. Otto was a gener- 
ous supporter of the Hilda Karniol Endow- 
ment for the Arts, the Heim Shaheen 
Scholarship, the Vi Rabey Messerii Award, 
the Roberl M. Baslress Memorial Fund 
and the Susquehanna University Fund. 

In addition to his involvement with 
Su.squehanna, Otto was tireless in his ser- 
vice to the community and the Lutheran 
Church. He held membership on the Task 
Force on the Synoptic Ciospels, served on 
ihe board of Lu1hei-an Social Services- 
CxMitral Penn Region, was a member of 
the L.xecutive (Committee of the board 
of directors of the Gettysburg Seminary 
and served as chairman of the Continu- 
ing Fducation C^oniniitlee of the Central 
Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran 
Church in America. He was a visiting 
professor at Bucknell University and Hart- 
wick (College, and following retirement 
from SU he served as vice pastor at Zion 
Church in Hcrndon, Pa. 

Before coming to Susquehanna, 
Otto served on the faculty at Lutheran 
'Iheological Seminary at Gettysburg 
and Witlenburg University, as pastor of 
Redeemer Luthei'an Church in Yonkers, 
N.Y., and Hope Lutheran Church in 
C;ollege Park, Md., and as campus pastor 
at the University of Maryland. 


Fern Zcchman '40 Ferstcr, Ashland, 
Ohio, Aug, 9. She was employctt in the 
office of Penn-Mar Supply Inc., her 
husband's business in Hanover, Pa. Upon 
moving to New York, she was employed 
as a teachers aide in the nursery school 
of Amherst Community Church. 

Mary Mack '40 Pendered, Greenville, 
N.C., Aug, 18. 

Doris Welch '43 Milman, West Ches- 
ter, Pa,, July a. After graduating from 
Susquehanna University, she moved to 
New York Clity and earned a singing role 
in the Fred Waring Chorus, which was 
appearing on Broadway in the Oleson and 
Johnson's variety show "Laughing Room 
Only." She also sang with small groups on 
Paul Whiteman's radio show and the l.ucky 
Strike radio program. She also taught 
elementary music for 15 years in the West 
Chester School District. She is survi\'ed by 
her niece, Lynn Williams '72 Didden, 

Ralph S. Aucker '45, Hlizabelhville, Pa. 
He practiced veterinary medicine for 
more than 60 years. 

Frank Corcoran '47, Cxjraopolis, Pa., Jan. 
25. He served in the U,S, Army during 
three wars— World War II, the Korean 
War and the Vietnam War, working up 
the ranks from private and retiring as a 
colonel in 1970, After his military service, 
he taught for 14 years at Robert Morris 
University, where he was professor emeri- 
tus, teaching management, labor relations 
and business policy. 

Nelda Shafer '51 Davis, State College, Pa., 
Jan. 22. Her first job was in the employ- 
ment department at the Sears Complex 
in Philadelphia. Once her daughters were 
born, Nelda concentrated her time and 
attention on raising and caring tor them. 
In 1969, the family moved from Shippens- 
burg to State College, where Nelda earned 
a master's degree in education from Penn 
State and was a counselor in the Park For- 
est Junior High School for 18 years. She is 
survived by her husband, Donald Davis 
'50, and her brother, Merrill Shafer '51. 

Patricia Rumbaugh '52 Hall, I luiits- 
ville, Ala., June 21. She is survived by her 
brother, James Rumbaugh '50. 

William Kloap '53, Nantict)ke, Pa., Feb. 
19. He served in the U.S. Navy tVom 194^ 
to 1948. Before retiring in 1993, he was the 
controller tor the A. Ritkin ("ompany in 
Hano\'er Township. 

Betty Fitting '53 Tice, Fairfax, \'a. She is sur- 
\i\'ed b)' her cousin, Mary Kresge '43 Jones. 

Carletta Chubb '57 Hood, Richfield, 
Pa., Aug. 25, She retired after 32 years of 
employment as a teacher in the Juniata 
County School District. She is survived 
by her niece, Ann Spriggle '64 Beaver. 

John Roshon '57, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 
Canada, April 25, 2008. 

Donald E. Coleman '60, l.ewisburg. Pa., 
Aug. 6. He ser\'ed in the U.S. Army from 
1954 t" 1956, in the artillery dis'ision at 
Fort Campbell, Ky. Fie taught eighth grade 
history in the Lewisburg Area School 
District from i960 to 1993. 

Ann McAulifTe '66 Darr, Ormoiid Beach, 
Fla., Jul)' 6. Ann worked alongside her 
husband in a variety ot local businesses. 
She is survived by her husband, Lewis 
Darr '65, sister Susann McAuliffe '66 
Lucas, uncle Warren Herrold '41 and 
cousin Peter de Mets '93. 

Nicholas Prusack '67, Zionsville, Pa., 
Aug. 4. He was on the hospital stall at 
Lehigh Valley Hospital for 27 years. Fie 
was a member of the American Denial 
Association and the American Association 
of Oral Maxillofacial Siu'geons. 

Zohia Makar '67 Williams, Watst)ntown, 
Pa., May 7. She taught French in the Glov- 
er.sville, N.Y, School District and retired 
in 2003. Before that, she taught (ierman 
in Johnstown and Flmira, N.Y., anti at the 
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She is 
survived by her husband, John Williams '67. 

Harry E, Guetzlaff, '69, Dallas, Texas, 
July 13. He worked as a managing editor 
for the Whittenburg Door Magazine for 
the Trinitv Foundation in Dallas, Texas. 

He accepted ,-\n appoint menl '" 'be U.S. 
.\ir Force .Academy. 

Paul Harro '69, Selinsgrove. Pa., Aug. 22. 
He was formerly emplo^•ed by I.K, Supply 
in Hummels Wharl', i>a., and was the 
executive vice president and treasurer ol 
Snyder County Trust until 1988. He was 
controller of Hxcel Homes, a manufac- 
turer ot modular homes, until retiring 
in 199s. He was one of the founders of 
DH&l. Ambulance League, alst) serving 
as treasurer and as an emergency medical 
technician (F.Ml). lie Avas one of the tirst 
FMTs in Pennsylvania. 

Janel Dclong'87 Hart, Sherwood, (alii., 
lune n. She taught math in elementary 
and high schools and later was a math 
tutor to secondary school students in 
Clalilornia and in Oregon. Before her 
marriage, she pursued an acting career in 
(.Aililornia, with major roles in a series ol 
productions at the 'Hieatre in the Foothills, 
Santa .Monica, Calif, including the role of 
Lady Anne, the leading lady in Shake 
speare's Ricluinl ///, and parts in several 
I lolhnvood lilms. 

HAi.i. 2008 • Susquehanna Currents • 49 



A preamble: I have enjoyed the opportunity to present lo the Suvt|uehjniia community 
■1 list ol iw iiidivicluiils, events and developments ihal shapei.1 its 150 vears, Ol eourse, 
such a list is arliitrary. Still, it generates iiilcresi m an institution lo whicli I am deeph' 
committed and lor which I care a great deal. 'Ihesc interests and commilmeiUs must 
be widespread! I am told that there is even a "pool" oflocal gamblers (mosllv mv 
colleagues on the lacully) who are speculating about ihe linal entries on tliis list and 
have been lohhieti by some iiuli\iduals lo get tliis-oi-lhal included in ihe dbp 10 list. 

to. ITirce Schools, it)8i~. 

Iliree developments came 
Uigc'ther in 1983 lo dramati 
cally alter the composition 
ol Susquehanna's academic 
progiam- a signilicaiit addi^ 
lion lo the endowment b\- local 
businessman (-liarlcs Degen- 
slein; the heritage of "universi- 
ty"; and the vision of Aca- 
demic Dean Joel Ciinninghain. 
Degenslein wanted lo help 
Susquehanna and celebrate his 
(alher-in law, Sigmunel VVeis, a 
1903 graduate ol Siisc|uehanna. 
A faculty comnilUcc had earlier 
suggested that Susquehanna 
should moi'e elf'ectively use 
"uni\ersily" as a defiiiilion. 
'Ihus, imder ( aniningham's 
guidance, three schools were 
lornieil — the Sigmund Weis 
School ol Business, the School 
ol Ai'ls and Sciences, and the 
School ol bine Arts and C'om- 
municalions. Although these 
schools were reshullled in lorm 
in 1998, the business schools 
accreditation by 'Ihe Asso- 
ciation to Advance Collegiate 
Schools of Hirsiness (AACSR) 
^vas an impetus for a general, 
imiversitywide improveinent 
in inslilulional quality. 

9. (i. Morris Smith, lyiS 
1958. A Lutheran pastor who 
assumed the presidency at the 
age of 37, Smith served the 
college lor 30 years, overseeing 
its survival through the (Ireat 
Depi-cssion, World War II 
and the lumult ol the postwar 
world. Smith saw his tasks 
through the lens ol American 
Lutheran piety, emphasi/ing 
humility, work and simplicity. 
I le held power closely, so thai 
these values lesonated through 
the college community. A 
conservative in values and 
actions, his steadlastness 
ensured that Susquehanna 
would .survive perilous times 
but wa.s less efleclive when 
change was in the wind. 

s. Allilelics, 1959-1964. 
While football i.s the flagship 
of collegiate sports, defining 
and mi i lying an institution 
ol higher education, 
intercollegiate contests in 
many other sports are also 
importajit lo students and 
alumni. In the early 1960s, 
athletics at Susquehanna 
enjoyed a golden age. Women's 
basketball and field hockey 
had winning seasons; men's 
basketball, track and field, and 

baseball attained winning 
seasons; and the lootball 
team had dramatic successes. 
Under Coach James Ciarretl, 
toolball compiled a 39-4-1 
record and enjoyed a winning 
streak ol 22 straight games. 
Among its victories was a win 
against Teniple University 
in November 1963. Ibis 
extraordinary level of success 
could not be sustained. In 1965, 
wins turned to losses, and the 
;irchitecl ol this success, ("oach 
Clarretl, lell the iuii\ersitv. 

7. Campus Fxpansion, 

19S9-196X. In 1968 the college 
community gathered with 
many local and I'egional 
economic, political and social 
leaders to celebrate the first 10 
years ol the "ne\v Susquehanna." 
'Ihe most visible signs of the 
college's growth were many 
neu' buildings anil a doubling 
ol campus grounds. Among 
ihe buildings constructed were 
Smilh, Reed, Aikens and West 
halls, the negenstein (Campus 
Center, Fisher Science Hall, 
V\'eber Chapel and new football 
stands. A new gymnasium and 
library were in the planning 
stages. These new buildings 
were molivated bv President 

Ciusta\'e Weber's vision and 
a ncci} to serve a student body 
that had more than doubled 
ill size. 

6. Academic Keorg.uii/alion, 
1899-1904. President C^harles 
Heisler had a brief tenure 
al Susquehanna, serving 
from 1899 lo 1901, but during 
that lime he encoin'aged 
brisk change in the school's 
academic structtu'e. Ihe 
result was a university in the 
lairopean mold: a (College of 
the I.ibei'al Arts and a School of 
Iheology, and shortly thereafter 
an Academy, a School of 
Business, a Clonservalory and 
a School ol L.xpression. 'Ihese 
separate academic offerings 
were generated by a small and 
ambitious faculty at what was 
then a "protean school" simply 
doing its best lo serve students 
and stay alive. Subsequently, 
this ambitious program was 
narrowed, until by ihe mid- 
1930s only an undergraduate 
program remained. 

=i. Ihe Rew Dr. (iuslavc 
Weber, 1959-1977. Weber's 
tenure as president of 
Susquehanna University can be 

50 • Susquehanna Currents • i-ai.i. 2008 

divided iiiUi two piii'ts. I he lirsl 
10 yenrs were marked h)' greal 
change, both quanlitati\ely 
aiul quahlaU\-ely. 'I he hist eight 
years were marked hy ctfbrts to 
absorb anti control liie ellects 
ol'this cliange. [Hiring the first 
10 years the campus buildings 
and grounils expanded 
remarkably. 'I he student bod\' 
and faculty more than doubled 
in si/.e. 'I he administrative 
order grew in number and took 
over many tasks pre\'iously 
assumed by students, and an 
unintended re\'olution in the 
school's mission occurred. 
In the last eit^lil vears ol the 

Ttie Rev, Dr, Gustave Weber 

Weber years, the academic 
calendar and curiiculum 
were completely revised, (he 
mission ol the school was 
reformed, and the student body 
was Ireed Irom old restraints, 
with interesting consequences. 
It was during this time that the 
college's unbalanced budget 
became a serious problem. 

4. Selinsgrove Hall. In 185S 
the Missionary Institute was 
constructed as a physical and 
programmatic entit)'. Local 
ci'altsmen using local materials 
built an Italianate licnaissanee 
structure, topped by a cupola 
tvpical ol buiklings Irom 1840 
to 1H60, In the beginning, the 
tamil)- ol the pi'incipal ol the 
c;iassical Department (the 
liberal arts progiani) lived in 

Selinsgrove Hall ■ ' ' " 

the northern halt ol the first 
tloor, with classrooms and a 
chapel in the southern half 
Male students lived on the 
upper two doors, hi 1894, 
when Susquehanna University 
was drawn Irom the Missionar\' 
Institute, the building was 
renamed Selin.sgrove Hall to 
honor the citizens ol the to\vn 
lesponsible lor the school's 
location. Over the years, 
classrooms, dormitory rooms, a 
small library and a chapel were 
located in this building, which 
ultimately was gi\'en over siileh' 
to atlniinistralive ollices. 

3. Dr. Joel rimniiighaiii, 

u)-i)-2ooo. Serving as the 
vice president (or academic 
att'airs from 1979 to 1984 and 
president Irom 1984 to 2000, 
CAinninghani had a significant 
impact on the de\elopmeiit ot 
Susquehanna Uni\'ersit)'. As 
academic dean, he createtl the 
three-school structure that 
now exists; led a reshaping ol 
the calendar and cui'riculum 

Dr. Joel Cunningham 

in 19S4; and established the 
mission ol the school as a 
"conmiunily of inquirv," .As 
president, he set the school 
on a solid linancial looting, 
both by balancing its budget 
and enlarging the endowmeiU 
many limes over; eased 
tensions with the futheran 
(.diiirch; (neisaw the expansion 
and rerurbislimenl ot most ol 
the campus buildings; and saw 
the quality of Susquehanna's 
students and their programs 
ol stud}' improve dramatically. 

2. Ihe Rev. llenrv /icglcr, 

i8iK - 1S81. A protege ol 
Beniamin Kurt/, Ziegler was a 
Lutheran pastor who was the 
assistant superintendent and 
second prole.ssoi' ot theology 
from 185S to uSfi";, When 
Kurtz died, /iegler took his 
place, serving until 1881, when 
he resigned. Ziegler was the 
son-indaw ol lohn .App, who 
gave the school its initial 
properly. He was instrumental 
in getting the institution going, 
sei \'ing as tie lacto president 
during Kurtz's many absences; 
\\riting the school's charier; 
designing the Missionary 
Institute building (Selinsgrove 
Hall); and fulfilling its 
loLinding mission — to educate 
impoverished men called to 
preach the gospel — in the 
double-sided cottages he built 
between 1868 and 1873, He was 

among several of the school's 
leadeis \\ho nearly worked 
him.sell to death to make sure 
the institution sur\ived- 

I, llic Ue\. Kenianiiii 

KuM/. i.s>.s i,'%(>^ llie 
lounderot the .Missionary 
Institute, lorerunner ol 
Susquehanna I'liiversitv, 
Kurt/ was a Lutbeian p.istor 
from Baltimore who gained 
inlluence and notorielv 
as editor ol the 1 utheran 
Observer, the largest I'nglish- 
language I utheran wei'kly in 
antebellum .\merica. Kurtz 
used the paper to publicize 
a competition he was 
propagating to start a LLitheraii 
school sympathetic with his 
religious vieus, Ihese \iews 
\\ere liberal, democratic and 
quite American in nature. 
However, by the i8sos, they 
were being surmounlevi 
among Lutherans by the more 
conservative, orthodox views 
held b\' numerous immigrants 
coming Irom Cierman\' in 
the 1840s and i8sOs and by 
\'oung. recentb- eilucated 
Lutheran pastors who weie 
native to America. Once the 
school vvas est.iblisbed, Kurt/ 
was the superintendent and 
lirsl professor ol theology, 
e\'en though he nex'er moved 
Irom baltiniore to Selinsgnne. 
Ihe tounder is celebraled 
b\' a ( 'eltic C iross in Iront ol 
Seliiisgrow 1 lall. 

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End Notes 

Liberal Arts Education in the 21 st Century 


By Laurence Rofr 

Laurence Roth, associate professor of English and Jewish Studies, was selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the 
highly selective sem/Vio/- Twenty-first Century Liberal Education held at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., this summer. 
Roth recounts the spirited debate that emerged about the role of liberal arts education In today's society. 

"Liberal arts is not content bin mclliocl." Around 
ihc seminar table at I ra ii.sylvania Universit)', heads 
nodtled in agreement with our moderator's assertion. 
It was one of the lew times all the participants found 
themselves on the same side, and the bright anci 
spacioirs seminar room siiddenl)' fell lopsided. As 
I looked aroinul the table, 1 was reminded that 
agieement doesn't come easily to academics, but 
when it does it's a signal that the discussion has 
cither reached a dead enci or become so incendiary 
everv'one must retreat to com in on ground in order 
to continue. My impre.s.sion wa.s that we were stuck 
in a corner. 

for the previous two clays, all of" us attending 
Twcniy-Jirfl Cenlury Liberal Education: A Contesled 
Conccpl — professors ol philosophy, sociology, Lng- 
lisli, biology, political theory, psychology, theati'e 
and history— had reflecletl on the cm-rent ciisi.s in 
liberal arl.s education. A.s journalist and professor 
Totld (ntlin puts it, the core of the problem is that 
"while the liberal arts seek to cultivate knowledge, 
reason, aptitude and taste for what endures, we live 
in a society devoted to relentless ctdtural change." 
(liven the aiiay of etiucat ional alternatives now 
available to undergraduates, how can liberal arts 
colleges like Su.squehanna compete in today's high- 
speed, market-driven, information-saturated and 
celebrity-obsessed society? 

To find answers we reviewed the history of liberal 
arts education and liberal arts colleges, and then 
traced in the United States the rise of two antago- 
nistic liaditions: the classical tradition of Robert 
Maynard I lutchins and the progressive tradition of 
John Dewey 1 lutchins, president of the University 
of Chicago from 1929 to lysi, argued that a liberal 
arts education ought to remain true to its origins 
in Greek learning and to the enlargement of that 
knowledge within the gi'eat books of Western civili- 
zation. 'Ihese "draw out the elements of our common 
human natiu-e, because they connect man with man, 
because they connect us with the best that man has 
thought, because they are basic to any further study 
and to any understanding of the world." Hutchins 
had no interest in education as "character building" 
and no faith in the usefulness for undergraduates of 
courses in the applied sciences. The general public in 

(;hicago probably best 
remembers him as the 
man who disbanded the 
University of Chicago 
lootball program. 

Dewey, an educator, 
political activist and 
professor of philosophy 
at C^olumbia Univer- 
sity froiii 1905 to 1939, 
believed that a liberal 
arts education was that 
which helped students 
succeed in our modern 
industrial and com- 
mercial world. What 
ought to be taught to 

undergraduates was the useful knowledge or skills 
they needed to navigate contempoi'ary society and 
to make the most of their inherent individual and 
political freedoms. "'Ihe problem of securing to the 
liberal arts college its due function in democratic 
socicly," he wrote, "is that of seeing to it that the 
technical subjects which are now socially necessary 
acquire a humane direction." Liberal arts education is 
both a practical and liberating experience; it's prepa- 
ration for a lifetime of problem solving. 

My colleagues around the seminar table quickly 
staked out their allegiances, even while granting that 
certain aspects of one or the other tradition was wor- 
thy of inclusion in their conception of the liberal arts 
college. The arguments were fairly predictable, with 
the philosophers insisting on the continuing value 
of so-called "useless knowledge," the sociologists and 
historians insisting on the connection of education to 
social and historical forces, and the scientists gently 
trying to prod all of us into more practical discus- 
sions about pedagogy and grading. As a professor 
of English, 1 found myself distressed that we weren't 
giving the imagination its proper due— and that the 
distinguished speaker at the plenary lecture had the 
nerve to claim that creative writing has no place 
in a liberal arts curriculum. 

When Jeffrey Freyman, a professor of political 
science at Transylvania and the seminar moderator, 
linally made his statement about method and the 

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liberal arts, oui' discussions seemed lo me to have reached an 
obvious impasse. Stuck in an eitlier/or argument, all we could 
agree on at that point was that our liberal arts colleges exeni- 
plilied the liberal arts because of how wc taught oin' students 
rather than what we taught them. Wc all aimed at providing 
students with transformative experiences in and out of the 
classroom that would help them to see I lie world in deeper 
and moi'e sophisticated ways. 

But what did that really mean? 'lb me the most disap- 
pointing tui'n in the seminar was ^\■hat followed. lust when 
we should ha\'e recognized our dead end and turned to the 
harder work ol i-ethinking what a libei'al arts college can be or 
do, the majority of the seminar participants simply embraced 
an easy consensus and retreated into an "us versus ihem" 
mentality: "We" want our students to resist conformitv; 
"they" — the forces of political correctness and capitalism- 
want conformity. "We" are misunderstood, poorly organized 
and Luideirepresented on uni^'ersily boards; "they" ^\■ield 
the po\ver ol the purse. "We" need to make our way of doing 
liberal arts an attractive product; "they" count on the fact that 
students don't know what or how to chc^ose. 

True or not, these sentiments missed the mark. Simply 
disparaging the marketplace, or trying to kn-e or trick the 
inhabitants ot that marketplace into appreciating what "we" 
kno\v is best lor them, is futile. And it's a touch hypocritical 
to revile ct)ntorniity but then warn, as one participant did, 
against "those on our campuses who we kno\s' don't truly 
belie\'e in the liberal arts." 

In the end I was heartened — and, to be honest, surprised — 
to find Susquehanna cited in one of our final readings as an 
example of a third way, "a new paradigm for undergraduate 
study." Richard M Freeland, former president of Northeast- 
ern University, notes how "this ne\v approach builds bridges 
between the realm of the intellect and the arenas of action and 
practice" by mixing liberal with professional studies in service 
ol a "practice-oriented education." It's a risky endeavor and 
still very much an experiment. Yet only by taking such chances, 
and welcoming real disagreement on campus between faculty 
and the administration — and e\'en within departments — over 
the educational \alue and soundness of new initiatives, pro- 
grams and policies, will Suscjuehanna earn a place among the 
leaders of 21st century libeial aits education. 

No doubt this augms moi'e and increasingly heated argu- 
ments on our campus, both now and in the foreseeable future. 
'I hat's \\'hat academics do. But 1 wouldn't want it any t)ther 
wav at this liberal arts college. -— 




Here's an unique chance to bring friends, classmates, 
hallmates or teammates together at campus on June 6 for an 
unforgettable day of rekindling old friendships, remembering 
the past and celebrating time together at SU. It's "Make Your 
Own Sundae" meets reunion! 

The idea pool is already brimming with possibilities*: 

• Crusader staff, 1995 

• Doors concert: We were there 

• First floor Hassinger Hall residents, 1980-81 
' Sigmund Weis School of Business 

London program. Fall 2000 

• Fans of Fred Grosse: The Legend Lives! 

• We survived the Band/Choir Tour of 1978-79 

Hurry! Space Is limited. Call a few friends and send your idea 
to the Office of Alumni Relations by Jan. 31, or contact Becky 
Deitrick, director of alumni relations, at 570-372-4115 or for more information. Watch the online 
alumni community ( for updates. 

Susquehanna University Is an equal opportunity event planner 
interested In making memories for alumni and their families 
that will last a lifetime. 

*These are ideas, not actual events; but we'd be happy to help 
you plan one of them ! 


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The First Word 

By L. Jay lemons. President 

President L. Jay Lemons 

I)i:ar Friends, 

At the close of 2008, 1 find myself thinking 
as nuich about the year ahead as the one 
just completed. In many ways, 2008 was a 
landmark year. Forever etched in my mind 
will l->e two milestone events for Susquehanna: 
our Carnegie Hall concert kicking off our 
sesquicentennial celebration; and Homecom- 
ing, where we marked the groundbreaking 
of our new $33 million science building, 
welcomed nearly 2,000 Susquehannans home 
and shared a monumental miracle football 
win followed by fireworks. One event was an 
homage to the past, the other a harbinger of 
our institution's long and healthy future. 

Tlie possibilities of the future excite me when 
I walk around our beautiful campus. From the 
moment ! arrived at Susquehanna, I heard from 
our science faculty that if we wanted to equip 
our students for the future, we needed to support 
them ^\■ith proper facilities. Our new science 
building will do that. We also heard expressions 
ot concern trom faculty who understood that we 
needed to leave a footprint that would not harm 
our environment. With careful planning, aug- 
mented by the hard work of a smart development 
team, we have accomplished both. Our green, 
LKED-certified .science building is in every way 
a bold and responsible step into the future. 

In addition to the steel superstructure, cranes 
Mid lifts that now occupy the former North 
I iall parking lot, 1 also see a new grouping of 
residence halls receiving the final touches in 
West Village. Because nearly 80 percent of our 
students live on campus and because we intend 
to modestly grow our student enrollment, the 
new residence halls are another vital addition. 

To prepare our students to live and work in 
a world that continues to flatten, our faculty is 
steeped in the implementation of an exciting 
new central curriculum. One dimension of the 
curriculum that begins with the class entering 
in the Iall of 2009 is that every student gradu- 
ating Irom Susquehanna will participate in a 
cross-cultural experience, domestic or abroad, 
immersed in learning that expands their under- 
standii^g of the breadth of diversity in our world. 
The study-abroad programs that were offered 
when 1 was a student were in some wavs 

a luxury. Today, they are becoming a necessity. 
'Hie possibilities are nearly limitless— students 
may elect to teach English as a second language 
or work with underprivileged populations. In all 
cases, these experiences will be linked in mean- 
ingful ways with the classroom work done on 
campus to create a deeper learning experience. 

Still, as 1 look to the horizon, the changing 
economic climate remains on my mind. Despite 
the challenges, Su.squehanna remains finan- 
cially .sound. the majoritv of our debt 
is at fixed rates, we have little exposure to the 
potentially de\astating effects of rate fluctuations. 
More important, because Susquehanna's Board of 
Trustees has for a long time insisted on balanced 
budgets with positive financial niargins, we have 
built reserves to sustain us, if necessary, dur- 
ing challenging times. In addition, our student 
recruitment cftbrts are stronger than ever And 
thanks to all of those mentioned in this report, 
fundraising results continue to be on target. 

Susquehanna strives to provide an exemplary 
undergraduate educational experience, V\''ith 
quality instruction supported by first-class 
facilities, Susquehanna's alumni graduate pre- 
pared and motivated for the next step on their 
journey. As the economy continues to deterio- 
rate, reaffirming the value of a Susquehanna 
education is paramount. Highty percent of our 
students graduate in four years, and 96 percent 
of our alumni are employed or are attending 
graduate school within six months of gradua- 
tion. Considered in the context of the current 
economic climate, this means that Susquehamia 
alumni enter the workforce sooner than stu- 
dents who attend nearly all other institutions. 

I especially want to take this moment to 
thank you for putting your confidence and 
trust in Susquehanna. Your vote of confidence 
is both humbling and gratifying. I understand 
deeply that there is a great demand for phil- 
anthropic support and that many of you make 
choices and sacrifices to support us. Your 
expressions of support are appreciated and 
valued and are essential to ensuring that the 
quality of a Susquehanna education remains 
second to none. ^ 

Faculty & Staff Recognitions 

Karol Weaver 

John C. Horn Distinguished Service Lectureship 

Associate Professor of History Karol Weaver has received the 2008 John C. Horn Distinguished 
Service Lectureship. Ihe award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding scholarship and 
conscientious service to the university. Ihe recipient offers a public lecture during the following 
academic year. 

Weaver, of Mifflinburg, Pa., has taught Pennsylvania history, United States history, several gender- 
and medical related history courses and senior seminar. She holds a bachelor's degree in history from 
Bloonisburg University and a master's and doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. 

She has developed a national reputation as a historian of the Atlantic world. Her first book, 
Medical Revolutionaries: 'Ihe Emiavcd Healers of i8lh Century Saint-Domingue, was published by 
the University of Illinois Press in 2006. She is currently finishing a volume on neighborhood ladies, 
midwives and biomedical practitioners in 19th and 20th century Pennsylvania, and is embarking 
on a third project on enslaved seamstresses. 

In addition to the I lorn award. Weaver received a Ihrivent Lutheran Susquehanna University 
Service Learning Course Development (irant in 2005 and Ihe Winifred and Gustave Weber 
I'ellowship in the Humanities in 2004. Her service to Susquehanna includes coordinating the 
history intern program, advising Catholic Campus Ministry, serving as co-coordinator of the 
Medical 1 lumanities Initiative and .serving as an editorial board member for Susquehanna 
University Press. 

ihe 1 lorn Lectureship memorializes John C. Horn, who served as chair of the university's 
Board of Directors from 1962 to 1978. Ihe award is determined by open nominations from the 
faculty. Nominations are reviewed by the faculty Personnel (lommittee, which, in turn, submits 
award recommendations to university President L. Jay Lemons for confirmation. 

Weaver came to Susquehanna in 2004. Previous to that, she was an assistant professor of 
history and alfilialed faculty member of the Women's Studies Program at Purdue University. 
She also was a visiting assistant professor at Bloonisburg University and an instructor at 
Pennsylvania Stale University. 

Distinguished Guests Contribute to Intellectual Engagement 

Kach year, Susquehan[ui welcomes a wide array of di.stinguished guests to campus lor public lectures, classroom visits with students 
and scholarly engagement with faculty. During the 2()()7-()8 academic year, the list included the following individuals: 

Tim Flannery, the 2007 Australian of the Year and interna- 
tionally known author and scientist, delivering the Claritas 
Distinguished Lecture in the Sciences, Tlie Weather Makers 

John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker, coordinators 

of the I-'orum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University, 
presenting the Alice Pope Shade Lecture, 'liie Emerging 
Alliance of Religion and Ecology 

Deborah Johnson, Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor 
of Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia, presenting 
the Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lecture in Ethics, Ethics, 
com: Watching and Being Watched in Cyberspace 

Kathy Pape, president of Pennsylvania American Water, 
presenting the Sigmund Weis Memorial Lecture focusing 
on water issues in America 

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Coleen Zoller 

Award for Distinguished Teaching 

Assistant F^rofessor of Philosophy Coleen Zoller has been awarded the Susquehanna University 
Award for Distinguished Teaching. Ilic award for teaching excellence and service is determined 
by open nominations from the faculty and from the Student Government Association. 
Nominations are reviewed by the Faculty Personnel Committee, which, in turn, submits award 
recommendations to university President L. Jay Lemons for contirniation. 

Zoller holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and (Jreek studies from Bucknell University and 
a master's and doctorate in philosophy from F.mory University. She teaches a variety ot popular 
courses within the philosophy department, including Plato Seminar, Metaphysics and Philosophy 
of Love and Desire. Her specialty is ancient Greek philosophy, with areas of interest in ethical 
theory, metaphysics and feminist philo.sophy. 

She is currently working on a book called Reasoning With Pleiiiuie: Plato on Philosophy and 
the Physical. Recent presentations include "Honest Cakes: Plato on Health, Justice and Peace" at 
the Northeastern Political Science Association, "Plato and the Science of Living Well" at the 
International Society for the Study of F.uropean Ideas and "Plato on Philosophy and the Physical" 
at Susquehanna University's University Colloquium. 

In addition to the teaching award, she has received the Omicron Delta Kappa I'aculty 
Member of the Year Award at Susquehanna, the Graduate Student Prize from the American 
Philosophical Association and the W. Preston Warren Prize for Excellence in the Study of 
Philosophy at Bucknell University. 

Zoller, a Selinsgrove resident, has been an active participant in the Susquehanna community. 
She has been a supporter of both the SU SPLASH and SU CASA service learning programs. She 
has also organized and led student trips to Greece, and served on numerous campus committees 
including the Faculty Affairs Committee. She also is the campus coordinator of the Woodrow 
Wilson Visiting Fellows program and advises the Philosophy C^lub. 

In addition to her work at Susquehanna, Zoller has been active with Susquehanna Valley 
Women in Transition, serving on its board of directors for three years and chairing two 
committees for the organization. 

Fred Pearce, former New Science news editor and author 
of When the Rivers Run Dry: Water— The Defining Crisis 
of the Twenty-First Century, presenting the University 
Common Reading Lecture 

Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps 
Association, delivering the 31st Annual Woodrow Wilson 
Visiting Fellow Lecture at Susquehanna University, titled 
Peace Corps and the 21st Century: How Expanding the Peace 
Corps Can Help Restore U.S. Standing in the World 

Bud Welch, a board member of the National Coalition 
Against the Death Penalty, whose 23-year-old daughter was 
killed in the Oklahoma City bombing, discu.ssing his experi- 
ences as part of the Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and 
Society's Death Penalty Symposium 

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Faculty & Staff Recognit 

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Staff Contributions Celebrated with Gates Awards 

Three Susquehanna University employees were recognized with Gates Awards in 2007-08. Established by Signe S. Gates '71 , \icf chair ol 
Susquehanna's Board of Trustees, the awards honor outstanding contributions to the institution. Gates Award winners receive certificates, gifts 
and a monetary award of $1,000 for the work they do in advancing the strategic objectives of the university and enhancing the undergraduate 
experience. The following individuals are the 2007-08 winners: 

Dale Ovelman 

Associate Director of Facilities 

Ovelman began hi.s career at Suscjuehaniia 
as a plumber in 1989. During the past 
21 years he has held several positions, 
including lead plumber, assistant director 
of facilities in 1997 and associate director 
in 2()()(). 

What nuitlvales him to work so hard 
for the university: 

"1 think it's just my nature. I've always 
\vorkcd hard no matter where or who 

I worked lor." 

A highlight of his time at SV: 

"I would say it was the Pine Lawn renovation in 2000. It was a fast-paced 
project, and we were anticipating the arrival of our new president and 
his family." 

Mow his work connects lo students: 

"My job is to oversee the daily operations of the facilities management 
department. Our department is service-oriented, providing a clean and 
I'unctional campus for our students." 

Michael Coyne, vice president of finance and treasurer, say;;: "From one end 
of campus to another, if you need someone to provide a facilities solution to 
a problem you face. Dale Ovelman is your man. Dale has come to be one of 
those folks who manage to be everywhere, doing everything and doing them 
all well, all the time. His quiet and cheery competence is a part of the fabric 
of this place, and we .salute and thank him for his contributions." 

Crystal Reed 

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean 
of ttie Sctiool of Natural and Social Sciences 

l^eed has been with Susquehanna for 
14 years. She has held various positions 
on campus, including accounts payable 
technician in the business office for three 
years, faculty secretary for five years, 
and her current position supporting the 
dean of the School of Natural and Social 
Sciences for the past six years. 

What motivates her to work so hard 
for the university: 
"I believe in this institution and truly 

appreciate the values and standards 8U sets, not only for its students but for 
its employees as well. As a parent of three children who graduated from this 
university, I feel that it is my privilege to serve this great institution and give 
back for all that I have recci\'ed while employed here." 

A highlight of her time at SU: 

"I see countless examples of how Susquehanna is a conununity much like 
a family. Faculty and staff' are easily accessible and freely interact with 
sliidents. helping ihem to prepare for successful lives after they leave college." 

How her work connects to students: 

"For a number of years, our office has organized Senior Scholars Day, an 
event that allows senior students to present their research or other scholarly 
work to the campus community. It is satisfying to bring them together so 
they can present their work to a general audience. Each year I realize how 
important the event is to students and how much they value the opportunity." 

L. Terry Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, .says: 
"Crystal is one of those behind-the-scenes workers who are seldom recog- 
nized but whose absence would be immediately apparent. By her work, she 
makes the university look good every day and look exceptionally good on 
some days. In addition to exemplary performance of her duties as senior 
administrative assistant year in and year out. Crystal also makes a signifi- 
cant difference to this university and its success by her substantial contribu- 
tions to the Claritas Di.stinguished Lecture in the Sciences program and 
Senior Scholars Dav." 

4 • Susquehanna Currents • winthr 2009 

2007-08 WIT Award Winners 

Linda Holler 

Laboratory Technician 

Holler was hired for a part-time position 
in 1993 to handle "duties to be assigned by 
the department of biology, chemistry and 
psychology." Although her title has not 
changed, the scope of her responsibilities 
has changed quite a bit since then. She has 
gone from part-time to full-time status, now 
supports all of the sciences, serves as an EPA 
auditor and is in charge of all hazardous 
materials handling in Fisher Science Hall. 

What motivates her to work so hard for the university: 

"Of course, I would always feel that people should work as hard as possible at any 
job, but I feel a connection to SU and want to help students and faculty have a 
successful lab experience. 1 remember the e.\citing labs 1 attended when 1 was a 
student here in the '70s. Being an alumna motivates me by making me feel that 
the university's success is also my success." 

A highlight of her time at SI : 

"I am proud of my contribution to the planning of the new science building. I also 
enjoy the training and work that 1 have done to bring SU up lo modern safety 
standards in our labs. It has also been quite an experience lo have returned here 
after a number of years and to have had the opportunity to work with professors 
who taught me as a sttidenl. fo relate to ihem as colleagues instead of as a student 
was a surprising new connection." 

Mow her work connects to students: 

"I work with students every day. They ask me questions about procedures or for 
help with equipment. I get to know some students very well during their tour 
\ears here. I especially enjoyed being invited to a wedding of two biologx- majors 
that took place in the atrium of Fisher Science Hall a number of years ago. I 
have also developed close relationships with the students who work for me in 
various departments." 

L. Terry Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, says: 
"Linda provides critical support in Fisher Science Hall, both for educational 
preparation and safet)'. Her work supports more effective teaching and research, 
particularly in the departments of chemistry, biology and psychology, lliose 
who work with her on a regular basis consistently refer to her support as 
invaluable. Tlirough her work supporting science instruction and ensuring 
workplace safety, Linda makes distinctive and critical contributions to the 
university and its educational mission." 

The WIT (Whatever It Takes) Awards acknowledge and celebrate 
exemplary eftbrts of Susquehanna employees and faculty metnbers 
who go above and beyond the regular duties associated with their 
jobs to make a dirt'erence. Funded by a gift from Signe S. Ciates *71, 
vice chair of Susquehanna's Board of Trustees, the program allows 
for peers to nominate Individuals for the awards; winners receive a 
certificate and a monetary award of $100. 

WIT Award winners during the 2007-08 year were the following; 

Robin Hart 
Angelica Long 
Dana Kemberling 
Charity Cook 

Tim Weston 
Eric Knepp 
Nancy Musser 
Malcolm Derk 

Susan Rambo 

Joy Forry 

Andrea Popp 

Gabe DeMarco 
Rhelda Brown 
Jodie Stauffer 

Stephanie James 

Anne Claus 

Cindy Frymoyer 

Kimberly Counclll 

Carolyn Yordy 

The Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke 

Dale Ovelman 

Sheila Fisher 


Administrative Assistant, Financial Aid 

Outgoing Maiiroom Manager 

Academic Assistant, Departments of Modem 

Languages, and Philosophy, Religion and 

Classical Studies 

DBAIechnical Analyst. Information Technology 

Webmaster, Information Technology 

Administrative Assistant, Office of the Chaplain 

Former Assistant Director of the Susquehanna 

University Fund 

Former Administrative Assistant, Office of 

Human Resources and Risk Management; 

Current Senior Administrative Assistant to 

the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities 

and Communications 

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean 

of the Sigmund Weis School of Business 

Academic Assistant, Sigmund Weis School 

of Business 

Officer, Public Safety 

Maiiroom Manager 

Administrative Assistant, Center for Career 

Services and Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Senior Administrative Assistant, Office 

of the Treasurer 

Academic Assistant, Departments of Anthropology 

and Sociology, Economics, History and 

Political Science 

Administrative Assistant, Health Center 

Assistant Professor of Music 


University Chaplain 

Associate Director of Facilities 

Periodicals/ILL Coordinator 

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William A. Ward 

Professor Emeritus of Management 

During liis 2()-plus years of service to Susquehanna, William Ward became a bit of a legend in the Sig- 
niund Weis School of Business. A recognized authority on business strategy and a national media expert 

on small-business issues, Ward's career was colored by war stories about his days working in the White 
I louse and his experiences in Beijing during the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. 

"Graduates will remember their initial reaction to his intimidating teaching .style and the pleasant finding 
thai he was truly interested in them as individuals," .says Jcrrcll Habegger, Allen C. Tre.ssler Professor of Ac- 
counting and chair of the departments of Management, and Accounting and Information .Sy.stems. 

Carl Bellas, the first dean of the Sigmund Weis School of, recruited Ward to SU in 1986 to be 
part of the core faculty who would carry the school to accreditation by the .Association to Advance Col- 
legiate Schools of (AACSB). Ward brought a breadth of experience to SU from his days working 
in the Nixon and l-ord presidential administrations. He also served as deputy administrator of the Kural 
Development Service for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1970s, and regularly worked with the 
dcparlmenis of Agriculture and CAimmerce. 

During his time at SU, Ward, who held the Alan R. Warehime H'82 Hndowed Chair in Business Admin- 
istration, taught mostly Corporate Strategy, Business and Social Responsibility, and international business 
courses, "He developed many long-lasting mentoring relationships with students and was particularly 
influential in a.ssisting those wlio were inleresled in military careers," Habegger recalls. 

Ward also raised the stature of the school through his service, both to the university and to his 
profession. "Over the years. Bill was a valued colleague, a highly regarded teacher and a leader in both the 
school and professional communilies," Habegger says. 

In an ellort to promote faculty scholarship to the external community. Ward teamed up with Antonin 
Rusek, a.ssociate professor of economics, to create the Opening [it'll, a newsletter that was sent to alumni 
and friends for five years. 

During the 1997-98 academic year, Ward served as one of two civilian faculty selected to be distin- 
guished visiting prol'essors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Ward was later honored by West 
Point Willi the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the academy's top civilian award. 

He propelled the business school— and Susquehanna as a whole — onto an even larger stage by serving as 
president of the United Slates A.ssociation lor Small and bntrepreneurship (USASBP.) and program 
chair for the international meeting of educators, sponsored by the International (Council for 
Small Business {K;SB). "Ibis international recognition helped to raise the awareness of Susquehanna within 
the academic community, and Bill's initial interest in small business generated an interest within the school 
that continues today with a growing entrepreneurship track," Habegger says. 

International prestige was just the beginning, though. In the mid- 1 990s, the business school went 
global thanks to Ward's assistance. To encourage more business students to study abroad, Bellas devised a 
plan to create a program overseas. Cjiven Ward's strong interest in international, he was chosen to 
develop what became the London Program. Ward and his wife, Melissa, oversaw the first trip to London in 
1994 and returned the following year to administer the program again. Habegger says the structure of the 
current London Program continues to follow the framework Ward established. 

6 • Susquehanna Currents ■ winikr 2009 

Cyril M. Stretansky 

Professor Emeritus of Music 

After 35 years of service to Susquehanna's music program, Cyril Stretansky, professor of music and director 
of choral activities, retired his baton at the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year. His retirement marked 
ihe end of an era, according to Valerie Martin, dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications. 

"Cy Stretansky has had an impact on generations of choral musicians, particularly in the state of 
Pennsylvania," Martin says. "The breadth of his work has been quite extraordinary, from training count- 
less music educators at Susquehanna and shaping the choral experiences of hundreds ot SU vocalists to 
inspiring high school students in festival choirs and conducting community-based ensembles. As a fellow 
musician and conductor, I deeply admire the dedication and passion he brought to his work at SU." 

Ihe March 7 performance at C^arnegie Hall served as a grand farewell to the maestro, "hi m\' retirement 
year, it added a wonderful glow of satisfaction," Stretansky says of the performance. 

Stretansky was particularly moved by the university's outreach to alumni, many of whom .said they re- 
turned to "sing lor Cy" one last time. 'Ihe familial aura surrounding Carnegie Hall that March evening was 
indicative of what decades of Susquehanna students experienced under Stretansky's attentive instruction. 

Stretansky described his job as being different than that of a lecture professor. "It's not that those profes- 
sors don't have opportunities to have close relationships with their students," Stretansky says, "but having 
students in rehearsals and on tour with \ ou, sometimes for as long as four years, you get to know them \ery 
well. And they get to know you very well, loo . . . so it becomes more of a family-oriented thing." 

vStretansky's family .scrapbook spans more than three decades of choral performances with Susquehanna 
University's choir, chorale and masterworks chorus, as well as community and international choral groups. 
For 24 years, he served as music director and conductor of the Su.squehanna Valley Chorale and Orchestra. 

His experiences as a guest conductor, a choral clinician, an adjudicator and a baritone .soloist are exten 
sive and encompass a wide geographical area, including 14 states, Canada, Mexico, France and Italy He 
has conducted ma.sscd festival choirs at such world- renowned locations as St. Peter's Rasilica in Komc, the 
Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, St. Mark's Basilica in Venice and the ancient cathedral of Mexico City In 
addition, he has toured I'uropo four limes with the Susquehanna University Choir and once with the uni- 
versity's Symphonic Band. He has also toured Mexico with the cluiir, which recorded 18 volumes ofchoral 
literature under his direction. 

hi 2001, Susquehanna established the Cyril M. Stretansky Distinguished Professorship in Choral Music. 
It was the first chair created to benel'it the university's line arts program, 'ihe endowed chair f'unds the 
director ofchoral activities position and was held by Stretansky until his retirement. 

Throughout his career, Stretansky says he's been driven by "a love of the choral art and wanting students 
to experience it and produce choral art with the dignity it deserves." He says this love — and the discipline it 
takes to nurture a career in the fine arts— will carry over into his life after Susquehanna as well. 

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University Highlights 

SU CASA Honored With Two National Awards 

In February, the Susquehanna University (Central America Service Ad- 
venture (SU CASA) was honored with two awards from the National 
Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the pre- 
eminent national organization for student affairs in higher education. 

'Ihe first was the International Best Practice Award for Student 
Philanthropy, which recognizes internationally based programming 
sponsored by higher education institutions. "ITie second was the 
Bronze Award for F^xccllence, which identified SU CASA as one of 
the top three programs in the country in the category of Careers, Aca- 
demic Support, Service Learning and Community Service. The awards 
were pre.sented in March at NASPA's national conference in Boston. 

Since the program's inception in lanuary 1999, more than 240 
members of the Susquehanna University community have studied 
and served with congregations, agencies and residents of impoverished 
Nicaraguan and Costa Rican communities. Teams have delivered a 
combined total of more than 5350,000 in materials and cash gifts, 
and contributed at least 10,900 hours of volunteer labor. 

Led by the Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke, university chaplain, these 
annual trips are marked by service, academic learning and reflection. 
'Ihe academic topic. Images of |esus in Central America, is examined 
through service to individuals in need. 

SU Receives Grant for Study Abroad Scholarships 

Susquehanna University received a grant from the Institute for Study 
Abroad Foundation (IFSA) to create a new scholarship program for 
the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years. The program. Study Abroad 
Ort" the Beaten Path, awards up to S3,500 toward travel expenses for 
six Susquehanna students per semester to participate in study abroad 
programs in Asia, Africa or Latin America. 

In return for the scholarship, recipients are expected to "give 
back" by reporting on their experiences or promoting the program 
after their return to the Susquehanna campus. ITie IFSA grant takes 
its place among other funding opportunities available to Susque- 
hanna students, allowing them to take full advantage of a curriculum 
requirement unique in higher education. 

'Ihe university's new central curriculum requires all students to 
participate in a cross-cultural experience and complete a reflective 
course to help them process that experience, 'line central curriculum 
is structured so that two of its other requirements— a diversity-inten- 
sive course and increased foreign language proficiency— will comple- 
ment students' cross-cultural experiences. The new curriculum took 
effect optionally for incoming students last fall. Full implementation 
is planned for fall 2009. 

Carnegie Hall Performance Kicks Off 
Sesquicentennial Celebration 

Susquehanna University kicked off its sesquicentennial celebration, 
marking the 150th anniversary of the institution's founding, with 
a gala performance March 7 by the SU Masterworks Chorus and 
Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 

"Music is a vibrant thread woven throughout Susquehanna 
University's history, so this concert was a fitting inaugural event for 
our sesquicentennial," says President L. Jay Lemons. 

More than 100 alumni performed with the SU .Vlaslerworks Chorus 
under the direction of Cyril Stretansky, professor of music, who retired 
at the close of the 2007-08 academic year Jennifer Sacher Wiley, as- 
sociate professor of music, served as associate conductor Music faculty 
Nina Tober, Judith White and David Steinau were featured soloists. A 
highlight of the evening was the world premiere performance of Ruin, 
River, Sea, written by Patrick Long, associate professor of music. 

The sesquicentennial celebration extends through the 2009 Com- 
mencement. Other events have included the unveiling of a gigantic 
birthday cake at the Selinsgrove Street Festival in September and a special 
Homecoming Reunion Weekend in October featuring a sesquicentennial 
ball, a time capsule ceremony and a sesquicentennial parade. 

Susquehanna traces its roots to September 1858, when the 
Missionary Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran (Church and the 
Susquehanna Female College held their first classes. Several Pennsyl- 
vania communities vied tor the university, but Selinsgrove town lead- 
ers joined together and won the competition by pledging $22,000, 50 
students and the temporary use of the Kvangelical Lutheran Church 
parlor on Market Street for instruction. Competing for the university 
"was an example of the egalitarian impulse of the American people to 
create institutions that would foster individual progress regardless of 
social standing," according to Su.<qiicliaivui University 1858-2000: A 
Goodly Heritage, written by Donald D. Housley, emeritus professor of 
history. From these humble beginnings, the university has emerged as 
a national liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from 30 states 
and 12 countries. 

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Department of Mathematics Receives Prestigious NSF Grant 

Susquehanna University's Department of Mathematics received a Research Experience 
for Undergraduates (RKU) grant from the National Science Foundation. 

The RF.U grant allows three Susquehanna mathematics professors — Lisa Orlott 
Clark, Alex Wilce and )eff Graham — to work with nine undergraduates over three 
summers in an intensive course of study and a guided -research program in quantum 
information theory. 

Quantum information theory (QIT) is an exciting and rapidly expanding area of 
mathematical physics, with important links to both pure mathematics and theoretical 
computer science. 'Ilie summer research projects have the potential to support both 
tangible practical applications and deep insights into the nature of quantum theory itself 
[he number of NSF grants for REU programs in mathematics is limited, and demand 
for them is high. Consequently, these programs are extremely selective and include only 
the best and brightest undergraduates from around the country. Susquehanna students 
who participated in this summer's program were Catarina Manney of Elysburg, I'a.; 

Casey Oliver of State C^^ollege, Pa.; and Daniel 
Mease of Port Trevorton, Pa. Ihey joined 
students from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa; 
Haverford College and West Chester University 
near Philadelphia; Harvey Mudd College in 
Claremont, Calif; Boston University; and lewis 
and C^lark College in Portland, Ore. 

Underscoring the importance of the grant, 
some of the leading researchers in the field 
of quantum information theory will visit the 
Susquehanna campus as part of the program. 
Guests have included Howard Barnum 
of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Christopher Fuchs of the Perimeter Institute 
for Theoretical Physics. 

"We have been given a great opportunity with this grant to put Susquehanna's 
mathematical sciences department on the map," Clark says. "Not only are math 
departments all over the country paying attention to what REU programs are being 
offered, but also the quantum information theory community is excited about what 
we are doing here." 

Summer Writers Workshop for High School Students 
Highlighted in Princeton Review 

The Princeton Review named the Writers Workshop at Susquehanna University one 
of the 500 best ways for teens to spend the summer. The workshop is one of only 13 
programs from Pennsylvania — and the only one specific to creative w-riting— listed 
in the guidebook, which includes summer destinations around the globe. 

Now in its 21st year, the Writers Workshop provides talented high school writers 
the opportunity to work in intensive, small-group settings with nationally recognized 
authors and members of the creative writing faculty Sponsored by the Writers Institute 
at Susquehanna University, the program features instruction in fiction, creative 
nonfiction and poetry writing. Class sizes are limited to 1 3 students to ensure close 
supervision and individual attention. 

SU's Designation as Scholars in 
Service Site Supports Governor's 
Quality of Life Efforts 

Susquehanna University was named a host campus 
for the administration of the Scholars in Service to 
I'ennsylvania program last year. The program is a 
statewide initiative directed by PennSERVE: The 
Governor's Office of Citizen Service. The first of its 
kind in the Commonwealth, the program provides 
a concerted statewide outreach effort to build qual- 
ity service programs, enhance campus and commu- 
nity collaborations, and offer Pennsylvania college 
students the opportunity to serve others. 

"We were very pleased to partner with I'ennSF.RN F. 
and peer institutions across the Commonwealth 
in this valuable community service endeavor," says 
President L. Jay Lemons. "Susquehanna's tradition 
of service dates back to the university's founding 
150 years ago and remains an important part of our 
institutional mission. Our students, faculty and staff 
serve freely and serve often within the communit)'. 
The Scholars in Service program is another way t'or 
us to engage in this important work." 

The program was developed as part of Gov. 
Edward G. Rendell's commitment to improv- 
ing the quality of life in Pennsylvania through 
education and by enhancing the ability to attract 
and retain dedicated, young, bright talent to our 
communities. While the program may address a 
multitude of locally identified needs, its primary 
emphasis is on improving the academic achieve- 
ment of preschool, elementary and secondary 
students, and expanding college access to more 

Susquehanna hosted tour Scholars in Service 
last year. They focused their service efforts in areas 
of education, disaster relief, relationship building 
with senior citizens and animal shelter support. In 
return for their 450 hours of service, they received 
AmeriCorps Education Awards in the amount of 
Sl,250 to defray the cost of their college expenses 
or student loans. 

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University Highlights 

Grant Provides Science Equipment 
for New Organic Chemistry Lab 

Susquehanna Univcrsit)' was awarded a $40,000 
grant from the Merck Company Foundation for 
laboratory equipment that will enhance student 
research experiences and organic chemistry instruc- 
tion. 'Ihe grant will be used to purchase a polarime- 
ter and a preparative-scale High Performance Liquid 
Chromatograph (Hl'LC;) for an organic chemistry 
lab in the university's new science facility. 

"The scientific instrumentation supported 
by this grant will help enable Susquehanna 
University to continue to offer distinctive and 
e.xcellcnl undergraduate education in the sciences, 
particularly organic chemistry," says L. Terry 
Winegar, dean of the School of Natural and 
Social Sciences. "Ihe Merck Foundation has long 
supported those elforts here and el.sewhere, and we 
appreciate their continued support." 

The equipment will be used by all sophomores 
majoring in chemistry, biochemistry and biology, as 
well as most earth and environmental science majors, 
as part of a two-semester sequence of courses in or- 
ganic chemistry. Ihe equipment will be used for 
advanced instruction in chemistry and for student - 
faculty research. 

'Ihe polarimcter will be used routinely by stu- 
dents to characterize samples isolated or synthesized 
in the organic chemistry lab, allowing them lo make 
connections between the lecture and laboratory 
components of the organic chemistry sequence, 'flie 
instrument will also be used in courses on inorganic 
chemistry and instrumental analysis. In the research 
lab, the instrument will be used lo determine the 
optical activity of new bioactive natiual prodiicls 
isolated from rare plants. 

Ihe preparative HPl.C system has wide applica- 
tions in chemistry and biochemi.stry, and will provide 
students with a means of rapidly separating and 
purifying molecules. Ihe instrument will be u.sed 
routinely for the isolation ami purification of organic 
molecules ol biological interest from natural products. 

■jlie lab equipment purchased through the grant 
will be housed in Susquehanna's new science lacil- 
ity, the centerpiece of the $70 million capital cam- 
paign Changing Lives, Building Futures. Hie new 
state-of-the-art building will house Susquehanna's 
"wet sciences" — biology, chemistry, and earth and 
environmental sciences. Tlie facility, which is cur- 
rently under construction, is expected to open in 
the fall of 20 10. 

Grant Aids Research on St. John's Wort 

and Other Hypericum Species in Pennsylvania 

Geneive Henry, assistant professor of chemistry, has undertaken research on five 
uncharacterized species o( Hypericum, which will contribute to the body of research 
leading to the development of effective drugs for the treatment of cancer and infectious 
diseases. Last year, Henry received a $34,980 grant from Research Corp. to further her 
research on the Hypericum genus, which has 19 species, including per/or(j(»m (St. John's 
wort), growing in Pennsylvania. The award letter notes that "predominantly undergrad- 
uate colleges and universities play a leading role in the development of future scientists." 
Henry's work is no exception. 

Like all .science faculty at Susquehanna, Henry routinely collaborates with students 
on her research. The goal of her research is to identify new natural products with 
in vitro anticancer, antibacterial and antioxidant activities. So far, Henry and her student 
researchers have isolated .several members of a unique class of natural products called 
PPAPs (polycyclic prenylatcd acylphloroglucinols), and showed that .some of these 
compounds have the ability to inhibit the growth of human gastric, breast, colon, lung 
and central nervous .system tumor cells in vitro. 

Henry is also studying PPAPs' etleci on pathogenic bacteria, mduding Staphylococcus 
aureus. In the future, Henry and her students will attempt to modify the structures of 
these active compounds to improve on their biological activity. 

Of the 19 species ot Hypericum growing in Pennsylvania, only two have been character- 
ized independent of Henry's research. She ultimately hopes to study all 17 uncharacterized 
species growing in the state. 

Daylong Celebration of Martin Luther King Features 
Renowned Author and Musician 

Author and musician lames McBrlde was the featured speaker and performer at a day- 
long celebration of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. McBride's speech, titled Our 
Common Dream, touched upon the search for identity, appreciating cultural dillerences 
and making .Vlartin Luther King's dream a reality in America. 

A truncated class schedule allowed all university faculty, staff and students to ob- 
.serve Martin Luther King Day as a community 

McBride, an award- winning writer, composer and saxophonist, is probably best 
known for his landmark memoir, Ihe Color of Water. The book, a New York Times 
bestseller for two years, is a moving account of McBride's mother, a Jewish woman from 
Poland who raised 12 black children in New York City and sent each of them lo college. 

McBride's second book and first novel, .Miracle at St. Anna, is the slot y of a shy African 
American soldier set in Italy during World War II. It was made into a major motion pic- 
ture tlirected by American film icon Spike Lee. McBride's third book. Song Yet Sung, is the 
highly charged story of an escaped female runaway slave in 1850, who desperately eludes 
a skilled slave catcher through the treacherous swamps of Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

In keeping with King's philosophy of doing for others, Susquehanna students. 
Faculty and slaffparlicipated in a number of community service activities that evening. 
Participants traveled to Selinsgrove Community Library to read to children; to Grayson 
View Assisted Living and the Manor at Penn Village to visit with guests and participate 
in singing, games and crafts; and to Ronald McDonald House and Donald Heiter Com- 
munity Center to cook and serve meals. 

Following their community service, they were rewarded with a public concert 
by McBride's jazz quintet in Stretansky Concert Hall at the Cunningham Center for 
Music and Art. 

10 • Susquehanna Currents ■ winter 2009 

SU Welcomes First Historically Black Fraternity 

Susquehanna's fusl traditionally African American tVatcrnily was established on cam- 
pus last spring. Phi Beta Sigma was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C, 
)an. 9, 1914. The founders' goal was to create a group to be "a part of" the general com- 
munity rather than "apart from" it. They believed members should be judged by their 
own merits rather than by family background or affluence and with disregard to race, 
nationality, skin tone and hair texture. They intended for their fraternity to exist 
as part of an even greater brotherhood devoted to for all. 

Phi Beta Sigma has evolved into an international organization that embraces men 
of all nationalities who believe in the central tenets of brotherhood, scholarship and 
service. Their motto is Culture for Service and Service for Humanity. Some notable 
Sigma men are Nelson Mandela, Morgan Freeman, Dr. G. Iggers, Dr. Alain I.eroy 
I.ocke, who is also the first black Rhodes Scholar, and (leorge Washington Carver. 

Charter inductees at Susquehanna were Gregory Jones Jr., a junior business major 
from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bobby Bradley, a junior interested in veterinary medicine from 
East Orange, N.).; George Livingston, a senior biochemistry major from Lindenwold, 
N.J.; Victor Taylor, a senior accounting major from South Orange, N.J.; and Alex 
James, a senior biology major from Baldwin, N.Y. 

Phi Beta Sigma joined Sigma Gamma Rho, a traditionally .African American sorority 
that was chartered at SU in February 2007. "Tliis shows the importance of diversit\- on 
SU's campus," observes Armenia Hinton, coordinator of multicultural leadership devel- 
opment. "It demoastrates the importance of the entire .student experience for all students." 

WQSU Marks 40th Anniversary 

WQSU-FM, 88.9 "The Pulse," celebrated its 40th year of broadcasting last year. The 
radio voice of Susquehanna University, WQSU began broadcasting in 1967 with the 
intent of serving the public interest and training students in various forms of broad- 
ca.sting principles and operations. 

WQSU, a 12,000-watt stereo station broadcasting to listeners in a 70-mile radius of 
campus, is the third-niost-powerful college radio station and the 
noncommercial station licensed in Pennsylvania. The nonprofit educational facility is 
operated by Susquehanna students, faculty and staff and community volunteers under 
the dircctit)n of the Department of Communications. 'Ihe station's operating expenses 
are underwritten by the Christopher D. Rooke '82 Endowment for Broadcasting. 

SU in the News 

Susquehanna University's faculty, staff, stu- 
dents and programs were featured by a host 
of media outlets during 2007-08. Some of 
the placements include the following: 

• Matthew Persons, associate professor of 
biology, article on spiders being literally 
scared to death, Philadelphia Inquirer, 
Oct. 29, 2007 

• Laura Luc '11, article on her Kids of the 
Arts mentoring program, the (N.J.) Star- 
Ledger, Nov. 18,2007 

• Fred Cirosse, professor of astronomy and 
physics, articles on astrological explana- 
tion for the Star of Bethlehem, Orlando 
Sentinel blogand ANI via Yahool/India 
News, December 2007 

• President L. Jay Lemons, op-ed on study 
abroad providers. University Business 
magazine, .April 2008 

• Tammy Tobin-Janzen, associate profes- 
sor of biology, Jennifer F.lick, as,sociate pro- 
fessor and chair of the Department of Karlh 
and Fnvironmental Sciences; and other 
Susquehanna faculty and students, docu 
mentary on Centralia mine fire research, 
ZDF television in Germany, February 2008 

• Helen Nunn, director of financial aid, 
article on borrowing for college, Pittsburgh, Feb. 12,2008 

• Allan Sobcl, director of the Arlin M. 
Adams Center for Law and Society, in- 
teractive program on the death penalty, 
WYOU-TV, March 21, 2008 

• Karla Bohmbach, associate professor of 
religion, article on spiritual identity, Times- 
Picayune in New Orleans, lune 7, 2008 

• Common Reading Program, higher educa- 
tion reporter Mary Beth Marklein's blog, 
USA Foday, |une 2008 

• Commencement speech by Pennsylvania 
Gov. Edward G. Rendell, NBC Nightly 
News with Brian Williams and the New 
York Times 

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University Highlights 

Selected Publications 

Assistant Professor 

of Political Science Samer Abboud 

Review of Analyzing Middle East l-orcign 
Policies and the Relationship with Europe, 
by Gerd Nonnenian (ed.). In Journal of 
International Relations and Development. 
Vol. II, 2008. 

Assistant Professor 

of Mathematics Lisa Orloff Clark 

[.isa Orloff Clark & A.strid An Hucff. "Prin- 
cipal Groupoid G' -Algebras with Hounded 
Trace." Proceedings of the American .Mathe- 
matical Society. Vol. 136, No. 2, 1'cbruary 2008. 

Professor of Accounting Richard Davis 

D. Gaffney, M. .Smilh-Ciairney, R.P. Weber & 
R. Davis. "(Compensatory Damage Awards 
for Nonphysical Personal Injuries: 'I he 
Murphy Pendulum." journal of Legal Tax 
Research. Vol. 6, No. 1, May 2008. 

Assistant Professor 

of Music and Director of Bands Eric Hinton 

"Meaning in Music: Rxpressivc Potential 
and Physical Gesture in Works for Wind 
Orchestra." Journal of the World Association 
of Symphonic Hands and Wind linscnibles. 
Vol. 14,2007. 

Assistant Professor 

of Finance Byron Hollowell 

"Pxamiiiiiig the Relationship Between 
Diversity and l-'irm Performance." 'I'he 
Journal of Diversity Management. Vol. 3, 
No.l, September 2007. 

Associate Professor of English Drew Hubbell 

"Wordsworth's Excursion in Romantic Philan- 
thropy." European Romantic Review. Vol. 18, 
No. 1 , 2007. 

Associate Professor and Chair of 
the Department of History David Imhoof 
Review of Berlin Electropohs: Shock, Nerves, 
and German Modernity, by Andreas Killen. 
In German Studies Review. Vol. 30, No. 3, 
October 2007. 

Associate Professor and Chair of the 
Department of Chemistry Christopher Janzen 
H.A. Nees, T. S. Moore, K.M. Mullaugh, R.R. 
Holyoke, C.R janzen, S. Ma, E. Metzger, T.I. 
Waite, M. Yiicel, R.A. I.utz., T.M. Shank, C. 
Velriani, D.B. Nuzzio & G.W. Luther III. "Hy- 
drothcrmal Vent Mussel Habitat CChemistry, 
Pre- and Post-eruption at 9°50' North on the 
East Pacific Rise." Journal of Shellfish Research. 
Vol. 27, No. 1, March 2008. 

Associate Professor 

of Communications David Kaszuba 

"A Dozen Best: Twelve Best Books on Sports 
Media History." American Journalism. Vol. 
245, No. 2, Spring 2008. 

Associate Professor 

of Economics Katarina Keller 

K. Keller & E.G. Dolan. Study Guide to 
Understanding Macroeconomics (2nd ed.). 
Horizon Textbook Publishing, 2007. 

Assistant Professor 

of Creative Writing Karia Kelsey 

"Poems from Little Knot Motion and Hinge." 
Colorado Review. Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, Fall/ 
Winter 2007. 

Assistant Professor 
of Mathematics Toshiro Kubota 
A.M. Filippi & T. Kubota. "Introduction of 
Spatial Smoothness Constraints via Linear 
Diffusion for Optimization-Based Hyper- 
spectral Coastal Ocean Remote-Sensing 
Inversion." Journal of Geophysical Research - 
Oceans. Vol 113,2008. 

Associate Professor 
of Religion Jeffrey Mann 
"Luther and the Holy Spirit: Why Pneumatol- 
ogy Still Matters." Currents in Iheology and 
Mission. Vol. 34, No. 2, April 2007. 

Assistant Professor 

of Spanish Amanda Meixell 

"The Politics of the German Empire in Lopes 
La imperial de Oton (1398) and (Claramonte's 
La catolica princesa Leopolda (1612)" (with 
Henry W Sullivan). In Celebrations and Con- 
nections in Hispanic Literature. Ed. Andrea 
E. Morris & Margaret Parker (Cambridge 
Scholars Publishing, 2007. 

Professor of Psychology James Misanin 

MJ. Anderson, K. Reis-Cxxsta & J.R. Misanin. 
"Effects of September 1 Itli Terrorism Stress 
on Estimated Duration." Percept mil and Mo- 
tor Skills. Vol. 104,2007. 

Assistant Professor 

of Management Leann Mischel 

L.J. Mischel & B. Krider. "Managers' Personal 
Values: Examining Multiple Measures of Suc- 
cess." Leadership and Organizational Manage- 
ment Journal. Vol. 2007, No. 3. 

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Assistant Professor of Biology Alissa Pacl<er 

C. Pulice & A. Packer. "Simulated Herbivory 
Induces Extrafloral Nectary Productkm in Pruniis 
avium'.' l-tuictioinil Ecology. lune 2008. 

Associate Professor and Chair of 
the Department of Theatre Doug Powers 
"(Christopher Fry" and "The Voice of the Turtle." In 
'Ihe Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Ed. 
Ciabrielle H. Cody & Evert Sprinchorn. CCoiumbia 
University Press, 2007. 

The Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke, Chaplain 

"Service-Learning and Faith Formation." journal of 
College and Character. Vol. VIII, No. 5, July 2007. 

Associate Professor of English 
and Jewish Studies Laurence Roth 

"Drawing Contracts: Will Ei.sner's Legacy." Jewish 
Quarterly Review. Vol. 97, No. 3, Summer 2007. 

Assistant Professor of Earth 
and Environmental Sciences Derek Straub 
D.J. Straub, T. Lee & J.L. Collett Jr. "The Chemical 
Composition of Marine Stratocumulus Clouds 
Over the Eastern Pacific Ocean." Journal of Geo- 
physical Research. Vol. 112, 2007. 

Professor of Philosophy and Chair of 
the Department of Philosophy, Religion 
and Classical Studies Jeffrey Whitman 

"Just War Theory and the War on Terrorism: A 
Utilitarian Perspective." Public Integrity. Vol. 9, No. 1 , 
Winter 2007. 

The university hosted a number of cultural and arts events during the 2007-08 
academic year. The Lore Degenstein Gallery and programs such as the Artist 
Series and the Visiting Writers Series showcase master artists, dancers, musicians 
and writers. Last year's lineup was as follows: 

Artist Series 

» Martha Graham Dance Company 

» Orpheus Chamber Orchestra featuring Nikolaj Znaider, violin 

» Claudia Calderon and El Piano Llanero 

Lore Degenstein Gallery Exhibits 

» 60 X 60: Small Prints from Purdue Universlry Galleries 

» Ralph Wickiser: A Retrospective 

» The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Colleaion of African 
American Art: Works on Paper 

» Le Salon des Arts Menagers (The Household Arts Exhibition): 
Posters of the Modern French Home 1 945- 1 982 

Visiting Writers Series 

» Tom Franklin, author of the novels Smonk and Hell at the Breech, 
aswellas"Poachers," winner of the 1999 Edgar Allan Poe Award, 
and "Grit," which was selected as one of the Best American Mystery 
Stories in 2002 

» Carolyn Forche, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and 
author of The Country Between Us, the Lament Selection of the 
Academy of American Poets 

» James Harms, author of several well-received collections of poetry 
from Carnegie Mellon University Press and director of the graduate 
program in creative writing at West Virginia University 

» Bernard Cooper, a widely acclaimed author of both fiction and 
nonfiction, and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Prize, a Guggenheim 
Fellowship and an 0. Henry Prize 

» Steve Yarbrough, author of several novels, including Prisoners 
of War, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award 

» Enid Shomer, editor of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Series 
and author of several books of poetry and short fiction, including 
Imaginary Men, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Award 

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Financial Highlights 


Susquehanna University's financial results rellectcd strong operations and gift activity but with negative investment performance similar 
to that experienced across the higher education landscape. 

The institutions net assets decreased by $5,144,000 to $216,032,000. The decrease reflected $1,799,000 in positive operating margin and 
a negative $6,943,000 in nonoperating activities. Nonoperating activities were negative in spite of $5,260,000 in capital and endowment 
gifts due to $11,648,000 in negative investment perlbrmance in the endowment and in similar assets. 

At Iiine 30, 2008, Susquehanna's endowment totaled $118,609,000, with another $53,319,000 in operating cash, restricted cash, reserves and 
unspent borrowings outside of the endowment. 

Ilie institution's cash and near-cash position provides it with the flexibihty to respond to both opportunities and challenges. Ihis flexibility 
sets Susquehanna apart from many other institutions. 

Endowment Market Value 

5120.000,000 — 


5 60,000,000 



Fiscal Year 

Michael A. Coyne, CPA Ci 
Vice President for Finance 
and Treasurer 


Cash and cash equivalents 

Contributions receivable, net 

Accounts receivable, net 

Inventories and prepaid expenses 

Student loans receivable, net 


Deposits with trustees under debt agreements 

I-'uiuis held in trust by others 

Other assets, net 

Property, plant and equipment, net 












Total assets 




Accounts payable and other accrued expenses 

Student deposits and other liabilities 

Annuities payable 

Long-term debt 

U.S. government advances refundable 

Funds held in custody for others 

Total liabilities 


Net assets 

Temporarily restricted 
Permanently restricted 


Total net assets 



























Total liabilities and net assets 



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Tuition and fees $58,675,389 553,311.957 

Less scholarships and grants (22,838,156) (20.526,144) 

Net tuition and fees 
Government grants 
Private gifts and grants 
Endowment income 
Investment income 
Other sources 
Auxiliary enterprises 

Total operating revenues and other additions 








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Public services 
Academic support 
Student services 
Auxihary enterprises 
Institutional support 

Total operating expenses 

Change in net assets from operating activities 


Investment return, net of spending policy 
Change in split interest and other agreements 
Gifts — endowment and other 























Total nonoperating expenses 



Change in net assets 

Net assets, beginning of year 




Net assets, end of year 



Source: 2008 audited financial statements, Virchow, Krause & Co., L.L.P. Virchow Krause has issued an un- 
qualified opinion on the financial statements of Susquehanna University for the year ended |une 30, 2008. To 
obtain a complete version of financial statements, see http://www.susqu.cdu/treasurer/-, write to: Susquehanna 
University, Office of the Trca-surer, 5 1 4 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 1 7870; or call 570-372-43 1 5. 





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Susquehanna Society 

Susquehanna University honors its major philanthropists with membership in the Susquehanna Society. Benefactors 
who have given a total of $i million or more during their lifetime arc recognized with this highest giving designation. 

New members of the society are 

The Charles Foundation and the Family of Christopher Davis Rooke '82 

Members are 

Douglas E. Arthur '49, H'96* and Lucille Groff Arthur 

Richard E. Caruso '65 and Sally Feitig '68 Caruso 

Eleanor G. Deal* 

Charles B. Degenstein H'82* and Lore A. Degenstein 

Degenstein Foundation 

Samuel H. Evert H'02 and Dorothy W. Evert 

Merle v. Hoover '41* 

Harry A, Hummel* and Blanche E. Hummel* 

Lawrence M. Isaacs '43, H'OO* and Louise 

Kresge "45 Isaacs H'OO 
Clyde H. Jacobs H'OO* and Alice Ann 

Patterson '58 Jacobs* 
Paul R. John and Mildred D. John, 

The John Family Foundation 

Josiah W, and Bessie H. Kline Foundation Inc. 

The Kresge Foundation 

Nicholas A. Lopardo '68 and Diane Rogers Lopardo 

Paul B. Lucas '28* and Helen Maxwell Lucas 

Terry L. March '67* and Pauline Maurer March 

Richard King Mellon Foundation 

Richard G, Ranck and Josephine A. Ranck 

Joseph W. Silbaugh Jr. and Ann Orsburn Silbaugh P'04 

EncN. Stein '69* 

James W. Summers '64 and Barbara Evans '65 Summers 

John W.Thompson 1909* 

Allen C.Tressler 1929* 

Gladys Weil* 

Robert F Weis H'92 and Patricia RossWeis 


Mfiiibcr.s of the Su.sqiiehanna Society are recognized in the Douglas F,. Arthur Plaza, situated in the central part of campus along the path 
between the Degenstein I :ampus Center and the CAinninghani Center for Music and Art. 'Ihe names of Su.squehanna Society members are 
etched in the stone surfaces of the plaza. 

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President's Associates 

Susquehanna is honored to recognize special benefactors as Presidents Associates. The Presidents Associates inchide 
the Gold Clircle, honoring those who annually contribute S50,ooo or more; the Silver Circle, distinguishing those who 
annually contribute $25,000 to 549,999; and the i'resident's Associates, recognizing those who contribute sicooo to 
$24,999 annually. 

We also recognize Decade Members — graduates of the past 10 years whose leadership gifts qualify them tor special 
membership. You will find their names listed in italics on the following pages. 

We remain deeply appreciative of those President's Associates whose support ensures that Susquehanna will remain 
an institution of achievement and vitality. 

President's Associates Gold Circle 


James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 

John B, and Elizabeth Apple 

Alan M. 72 and Roxanne Bennett 

Brother's Brother Foundation 

The Charles Foundation Inc. 

Degenstein Foundation 

Robert L. '59 and Linda Traub '61 Fiscus 

Harold A. Freed '66 

Signe S.Gates '71 

Frands R. Gelnett '37 

Good Samaritan Inc. 

Robert L. and Deonne Gronlund 

Halliburton Foundation 

WarrenC. Herrold'41,P'71 

William Randolph Hearst Foundations 

Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation 

Barry R. '68 and Denise Horton '68 Jackson 

The John Family Foundation 

Paul R.and Mildred D.John 

Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner and David Karchner 

Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation Inc. 

Estate of Mildred H.Kroeck 

Eleanor Croft '39 Learn 

L.Jay and Marsha Lemons 

Estate of Andrew C. Long '28 

Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo 

Terry L. '67* and Pauline March 

Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott '55 Nunn P'Bl 

Martin L. '98 and Karyn Kern '01 Pinter 

Estate of Kathryn Rhoads 

Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney Roush P'12 

Ruth Roush 

Edward R. '69 and Donna Schmidt 

Susan Garman '70 Shipe P'99 and Juan J. DelCastillo 

Spirit of New England Baseball Club LLC 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

John R. '75 and Mary Kay Strangfeld 

Dorothy Turner '35 

Doris F. Updegrove 

Estate of Gladys Koch Van Horn 

The Andy Warhol Foundation 

Janet Weis 

Wright-Bentley Foundation 

President's Associates Silver Circle 

Lucille M.Arthur 

Estate of Betty Becker 

Hazel Brobst '51 Brown H'03 and Robert F. Brown P'73 

John A. and Jane C. Carpenter 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Fidelity Investments Charitable Foundation 

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds 

Joseph I. and Ellen Goldstein 

Louise F. Hively 

Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter Foundation 

The IFSA Foundation 

Estate of Lawrence Isaacs '43, H'OO 

Clyde H.Jacobs Trust 

Raymond C. '50 and Kay LaRue '52 Lauver 

Lumina Foundation 

R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 

Rebecca Shade '54 Mignot and Jacques Mignot 

David R. '79 and Ellen Schmidt '79 Odenath 

Robert H, '69 and Carol Scherb '70 Ray 

Richard D, '60 and Melba Reichard 

Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'G5 

Louis F, '50 and Agnes Santangelo 

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation 

Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 

Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. 

USA Funds 

Margaret Wilt 

President's Associates 

Arlin M. H'85 and Neysa Adams 
Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 
James F. '65 and Carole App 

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President's Associates 

Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Gary E. '69 and Barbara Baylor 

Victor R. Boris 77 

Cherokee Pharmaceuticals 

Peter Coleman 

Lyn Bailey '51 D'Alessandro 

W.Talbot 76 and Sue Daley 

Nancy A. Davis '61 

Sue C. Davis '66 

Charles L. DeBrunner '74 and Gloria Klugh P'05 

Estate of Belle Duke 

Michael L. '95 and Dawn Fetterolf 

Donald and Linda Fetterolf Foundation 

Sheryl Hardy 71 Fortune and Jeffrey L. Fortune 

Foundation for Advancement of an Independent 

Judiciary and Rule of Law 
Ambrose N. and Ida '21 Fredrickson Foundation 
William A. '64 and Juliann Gerkens 
Gicking Family 

Charles H. '50 and Lois Seybrecht '51 Grund 
Robert G. '64 and Isabelle Gundaker P'91 
Gail Short Hanson and John N. Hanson P'97 
Harsco Corp, 

James S. Kemper Foundation 
Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 
Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thomas Knapp 
George '54 and Lorraine Rarick '52 Liddington 
David L. '77 and E. Lynne Campbell '77 Liebrock 
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. 
Dawn Grigg '58 Mueller and Alan G. Fleischer 
Doria Nary 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 
Martin J. '83 and Mary Pat Ortenzio P'lO 
The Ortenzio Family Foundation 
Joseph P '71 and Carolyn Palchak 
Saul and Florence Putterman 
Research Corp. 
Alice F. Rowe 

Trust of Winifred H. Shaheen 
Emil Taimazov '98 
Wood-Mode Inc. 

Donor Profiles 

Cyril and Leona Stretansky 


Selinsgrove, Pa. 


Cyril — Professor emeritus of music and 
retired director of choral activities, 
Susquehanna LJniversity 
I.eona- Retired communication arts teacher 


Cyril Stretansky Distinguished Chair in Choral 
Music and various scholarship and prize funds, the 
Artist Series, capital projects, the library and 

ihc Susquehanna University Fund 

How long we've supported SU: 

Since 1979 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"We believe it is important lo give to Susquehanna University in thank.sgiv- 
ing lo almighty Ciod for the gift of the choral art and the opportunity to 
touch Ihc spirit of the many students who experience the performance of 
it, as well as the many who respond to it as listeners. The choral art should 
be a window that showcases the excellence that is Susquehanna University 
We've been with exemplary students both on campus and on tour in many 
towns, cities and countries, and we still consider them and their parents as 
our wonderful friends who are part of our family and will be forever." 


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Benjamin Kurtz Society 

The Benjamin Kurtz Society is named in honor of Susquehanna's founder and first president. It recognizes the 
generous donors who provide leadership gifts to Susquehanna. The Benjamin Kurtz Society includes the Gold Circle, 
honoring those who annually contribute $5,000 to $9,999; the Silver Circle, distinguishing those who annually 
contribute $2,500 to $4,999; and the Benjamin Kurtz Society, distinguishing those who annually contribute $1,000 to 
$2,499. We also recognize Decade Members — graduates of the past 10 years whose leadership gifts quality tliem tor 
special membership. You will fmd their names listed in italics on the following pages. Susquehanna is deeply grateful 
to the membcis of the Benjamin Kurtz Society for their generosity. 

Benjamin Kurtz Society Gold Circle 

Aetna Foundation Inc. 

Dorothy M.Anderson '62, H'02 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

Marlin R. 71 and Pattra Bollinger 

Bollinger Group 

W. Robert '47 and Norma Camerer P'81 

Gregory J. '83 and Aileen Carr 

Paul D. Coleman '40, H'78 

Edward J. '80 and Karen Farr 

Robert A. '83 and Jeanne Fisk 

Rusty '76 and Kathi Stine '75 Flack P'05, P'09 

Andrew J. Florio '02 

John G. '71 and Ginny Foos 

Geisinger Health System 

DwightW, Gordon '81 

Jim H. '58 and Pamela Hall 

Patricia Laubach '66 Hallman and Donald Hallman 

Phillip Hecht 

Hershey Foods Corporation Fund 

Highbourne Foundation 

Robert G. '70 and Diane Hochstuhl 

Brant D. Hornberger '94 

Jane Jones 

Mary Emma Yoder '41 Jones 

Joseph M.and Mary King 

Robert J. '68 and Margaret Heil '59 King 

Eugene H. and Barbara Kopf P'87 

Frank J, '64 and Linda Leber 

Robert E. and Anette Lewis P'09 

William A. '58 and Deborah Lewis 

Richard D. and Joann Lisman P'1 1 

Barry I. '69 and Jean McEvoy '71 Llewellyn P'97 

Virginia A. Lloyd '81 

Milton H. '65 and Dorothy Maslin 

Moody's Foundation 

Johanna Sheese'58 Murray and Anthony! Murray 

Pepsi-Cola Company 

PriceWaterhouse Coopers 

Bonnie Bucks '55 Reece and James Reece P'93 

Reidler Foundation 

RobertA. Smith '52 

Ronald E. and Nancy Stegens P'04 

Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. 

Susquehanna Girls' Basketball Camp 

James A. and Kathleen Testa P'03, P'05 

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 

FrankJ.Trembulak'69, P'93 

Merle F. '55 and Nancy Ulsh 

Wachovia Foundation 

James Warden P'11 

Wat-sontown Brick 

Arthur A. '57 and Margaret Oalby '59 Zimmerman 

Benjamin Kurtz Society Silver Circle 

Air Products Foundation 
Brian D. '77 and Jeannine Archibald 
J. Robert '57 and Sandra Arthur 
Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew 
Association of Independent Colleges 
and Universities of Pennsylvania 
William D. '74 and Louise Atkinson 
Barnes Group Foundation Inc. 
Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton and Brad Barton 
Baylor Family Limited Partners 
John R. and Nancy Behrmann 
Deborah Krapf '56 Bell 
Paul R. '49 and Barbara Bingaman 
Jack K. '57 and Joan Bishop P'90 
Ashley M. Blancard '05 
Rachel i. Bradley '06 
Robert F. '77 and Kate Buckfelder 
Steven K. '78 and N. Jean Hednck '78 Budd 
Charles H.R. '99 and Carol Bull 
Church of the Advent 
Mary Gianni and Richard Caputo 
Samuel D. '58 and Fern Clapper P'95 
Keith J. '73 and Louise Hower '72 Costello P'OO, P'04 
Mike and Jane Coyne 
The Daily Item 
Malcolm L Derk '05 
Meghan E.Quinn'97 Dorr 
Russell D. '72 and Vivian Doudt 
James A. '0 1 and Julie Dunlop 

Luke R. '00 and M. Anne Penman '02 Eddinger 

Bruce C. '77 and Katherine Allen '77 Fehn 

Fidelity Foundation 

Ryan M, '02 and Valerie Bodam '02 Franks 

Goldman Sachs Gives 

Donald C. '70 and Darcy Jones '72 Hamlin 

Catherine M. Hastings and Thomas Patten 

Paul R. '74 and Krista R, Hinsch P'09 

Bruce and Emily Johnson 

Thomas W. and Roxie D. Jones P'97, P'02 

LesterJ.Karschner'37, P'65 

Donald S. '56 and Sharon King P'93, P'97 

Donald F. and Evelyn Koenecke P'77 

Dawn Douglas '58 Liberman and Herman Wilde 

George C, '86 and Maura Liberopoulos 

Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation 

Judith Mathis 

Charles H. '68 and Nanci McLeskey 

Merck Company Foundation 

Hannah Messerii and David Sterling 

Richard D. '47 and Janice Moglia 

Virginia Letson '61 Olszewski and John Olszewski 

Oppenheimer Funds Inc. 

Matthew Persons and Chandra Childress 

The Philadelphia Foundation 

Richard H. Pohl '79 

Richard G. '58 and Linda laeger '69 Poinsett P'02 

QualcomrTi Inc. 

Frederick A. and Gyoengyi Quinn P'97 

Ronald R. '82 and Sheila Reese 

Karen P. Rodrigues 

Jiil Fuller Snyder '58 

Jerry A. Soper 

William E. '97 and Jennifer Sordoni 

Anne E. Stankiewicz '06 

Carl P '03 and Jody Guillemette '04 Steidel 

Susquehanna Nissan 

Susquehanna Valley Mall 

Louis A. '54 and Angela Szabo 

The UPS Foundation Inc. 

Wells Fargo Foundation 

Howard and Judith Blough Wentz 

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Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Donor Profiles 

Barry '68 and Denise 
Horton '68 Jackson 


Anria[>olis, Md. 


Barry — Real estate developer and 

invcslor, Porlshire Ine, 

Dcnist— Homeniaker and volunlcer 



How long we've supported SU: 

27 years 







Bariy iaf.k<,m (tefl) and Ins wife, Oemso ii.ii rKjnt), vvilh 2007 graduates 
Karen Davis. Sarah Shaffer and Amanda Lenig, recipients of a stholarsfiip 
esiabtished by the Jacksons in 2006. 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"(ii)ing 111 SuMiuehaiiiia changed our lives. Not only did we learn a lot and have territic 
experiences, but we also met each other. We wouldn't be where we are today wilhoul SU. 
So it's a pretty important place to us." 

Donor Profiles 

Kate Hastings 


Milton, Pa. 


A.ssociale professor ol communications, 
Susiiuehanna University 


Sponsored a periodic table element in llic new science build- 
ing's courtyard; chose lead (Pb) to honor live prior genera- 
tions in the newspaper business, which used lead type. 

How long I've supported SU: 
Since 1992 

Why giving to SU is important to me: 

"I'.very gift to Susquehanna is an investnicnl in our students — in their academic 
experience, in their residence life, and in their extra- and co-curricular activities. 
I believe that a Susquehanna education changes lives; I know it does. I'm honored 
to be part ol thai." 

Richard L. and Christine White P'96 
Stanley J. Wilcox '93 

Scoff B. '03 and Nichols Douty '03 Wilson 
Zimmerman's Auto World 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Nancy Swan '80 Abbott and James Abbott 

John R. '59 and Carol Albright 

Denise M.Ambrogio'90 

David W. Angstadt 


Jamie L.Apple '85 

Peter J. '86 and KymArduini 

AT&T Foundation 

Jonathan S. Bailey 

Edward R. 78 and Sherry Seiple '78 Barben 

Diane and Joseph E. Baumann 

Dam Beam '98 

Zohar Ben-Dov 

John and Susan Bergonzi 

Earl L '50 and Marguerite Bernstine 

Aaron B.BIIIger '91 

Stephen P. '02 and Julie Snyder '03 Bishop 

Bittner farms 

Elaine Bogar 

James R. and Linda Boose 

Robert D. '67 and Beverly Walker '67 Bortz 

Andrea A. Botchie '05 

David M, '71 and Sandra S. Boucher 

Donna R. Bowen 

Bowen Agency 

Patricia Goetz '62 Brenan and Denis Brenan P'85 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation 


Hadley K. Brown '77 

Joyce A. Brown '73 

John D. '81 and Mary P '81 Brown-Christenson 

Frederick 0. '42 and Florence Brubaker 

Linda Kline '72 Bugden and Robert Bugden P'02 

Evelyn M. Burke '03 

Joseph R '41 and Elenor Campana 

Carl L. '65 and Mary E. Campbell 

Capital One Services 

Douglas B. '88 and Susan Carlson 

John W. Carothers '69 and Bettina Belt P'1 

Charles H. '52 and Voylet Dietz '52 Carr 

F. Thomas '63 and Jan Casey P'94 

Brian D. '99 and Andrea Chapman 

Chapman Inc. 

Carol Dauberman '56 Chidsey and Irving Chidsey 

Cingular Wireless 

Jack E. Cisney'59 

Ronald A. and Jessica S.S, Cohen 

Carolyn Coldren and Ben Hoskins 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

The Community Foundation of Louisville 

Depository Inc. 
The Community Foundation 

of Sarasota County Inc. 
David L and Jan H. Craine P'09 
George F. Cravitz 

Joel H'OO and Trudy H'OO Cunningham 
Matthew E. '92 and Jane Petersen '92 Cuiran 
Anne-Mane D'Andrea '02 
Sally L. DeMott 
Andrew T. Dennen '07 

Henty J. '70 and Barbara Hitchens '69 DePerro P'94 
Aloysius V, '48 and Phyllis Swartz '49 Derr 
Richard E. '61 and Carol Derrick P'88 
John G. Devine'49 
Anthony R. '83 and Lori Distasio 
Warren D. and Carol Ditzler P'99, P'05 
On Duek '06 

David M. '69 and Donna Dumeyer 
Robert L '97 and Nina '06 Dunkleberger 
Shannon L Ehret '05 

Melissa G. Fetsko '96 Elderidge and Mark Eldredge 
Kenneth F. '55 and Charlotte J. Sandt '56 Erdley 
Robert I. '55 and Judy Estill 
Richard R. '81 and Cindy Evans 
Nancy Fallen P'98 
Frank Falso 
Eric R. farman '02 
Fasnacht Family Foundation 
Jay H. '84 and Anne Feaster 
George A. '72 and Jill Stevens '74 Fecker 
Robert H.'80 and Alayne 

Hunter '80 Fessler P'08 
W. Donald '51 and Marilyn Kretz '52 Fisher 
Ford Foundation 

Ronald E. '57 and Loueann Fouche P'82 
Robert and Beverly Fowler Foundation 
Robert H.'83 and Sally Fowler 
Wade U. and Sharon Fowler P'09 
Timothy A. and Suzanne Fox P'09 
Fox Run Aero Ltd, 
MichaelJ. Franl<en '05 
Frederick A. Freed '92 
Rebecca M. Fuller '76 
Warren Funk and Nancy Nermann 
Robert A. '40 and Thelma F. Gabrenya 
Shirley Decker Gateman '55 
Donald A. '37 and Dorothy Gaver 
Whitney A, '71 and Claudia Gay 
Rachael E. Gebely '05 
Goldman Sachs Group Ltd. 
Goldsmith Weiss Foundation 
Jeffrey L. '71 and Angela Goria 
Allen S. Greene and Veronique C. Maas-Greene P'1 

Harold S. Greenly '50 

Richard W. '69 and Janet Fowler '68 Grey 

Jane Longenecker '57 Grim and Elson Grim 

Harold C. and Patricia Grimm P'93 

Joan Haefle '62 

Chester A. Hall '57 

Cornelia Klee '80 Hall and Jonathan Hall 

James A, '77 and Annie Hall 

^ev(f) M. Hannahoe '07 

Renea Gummo '93 Harbert 

Ronald C. '62 and Karen Hardnock 

Edwin L. Helm Co. 

Keith R '9 1 and Ashley Sheridan '93 Henry 

Erin Herbert '03 Hayes and Ray Hayes 

Harold J. '65 and Alma Hershey 

Keith H. '77 and Roberta Andrew '78 Hewitt 

Thomas V. '84 and Patti Hinkson 

John W, '40 and Mary Hoffman 

Lenore K. Garman '47 Horner and Jackson Horner 

Jeanne Davis '77 Horovitz and Jonathan Horovitz 

Donald D. and Grace Housley 

Justin D, Hutchison '06 

Jonathan B. '04 and Jennifer Roth '05 llluzzi 

J. Kleinbauer Co. 

Richard M. '70 and Janet Goodyear '71 Jacobson 

William A. '8 1 and Cynthia Adams '84 James 

Robert B. Jarvis '53 

Jeld-Wen Foundation 

Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies 

Carol Bollinger '64 Joyce P'95 

Joseph R. and Jennifer M. Joyce 

Jurenko Foundation 

Richard S. '65 and Grace Simington '64 Karschner 

John D. '67 and Andrea Schumann '67 Keim 

Frederick W. '66 and Donnell Kelly 

Roderick E.Kerr '77 

Keystone Forging Co. 

Dennis D.Kieffer '74 

Lori Border '64 Kissinger and Roy Kissinger 

Douglas A. Kniss'80 

Bridget O'Malley '02 Kotchick 

and Christopher Kotchick 
Barbara J. Dick '68 Kurzenknabe 

and Glenn Kurzenknabe 
L/B Water Service 
William J. and Nancy Laible P'03 
Todd and Nikki Landau P'07 
William L. S. '71 and Sally Landes 
James M. Leahy 
Liberty Excavators Inc. 
Richard W. '48 and Gertrude 

Roberts '48 Lindemann 
David W. Long '76 
ClayL. Lorah'57 

Catherine £. Luben '93 
M and T Bank 

Winifred Keller '84 Madden and Daniel Madden 

Douglas L. '70 and Lynn Keim '71 Marion 

Chris A. '84 and Mary Markle 

A.Walker and Carmela Martin P'05 

Lois Kanaskie '90 Martin and Thomas Martin 

Susan W. Lang '74 Martin and John Martin 

Richard E. '55 and Suzanne Beal '57 McCarty 

Lindsey J McOenathan '05 

Linda McMillin and Jeffrey P.Whitman 

Jennifer McGonigle '95 and Jeremy Ramont 

Doris Moon '56 Metcalf 

Wayne H. '62 and Aflene Minami 

Alexander Mitrenko '05 

Louise Siemers '50 Molinaro 

Gary L. '61 and Stephanie 

Haase '60 Moore P'83 
Jeffrey D. '82 and Susan Kees '83 Morgan 
Desmond and Eleanor Morrow P'96 
David J. Morse 

Eileen Pettit '63 and Emil MotI 
Meghan M. Murray '07 
Francis A. '62 and Martha Nace 
James H. '66 and Joyce Sabo '67 Nash 
National Council on Compensation Insurance 
Nationwide Foundation 
Jeffrey M. Ncidert '05 
Judy '01 and David Newcomer P'OO. P'02 
Lucas D. '00 and Emily Davis '02 Newcomer 
Heather M. Nober '07 
John A. '67 and Barbara Smith '68 Norton 
Robert G. '04 and Andrea Seltzer '04 Okonak 
Margaret Johnson '96 Osman and Kent Osman 
Robert J. Paoloni 

Robert W. '78 and Maureen Patane 
Penn Fire Protection 

Kelly Klinger '96 Perfea and Rick Perfect 
Lloyd R. and Caria Persun P'08 
Phillips Motel Inc. 

Robert A. '73 and t^ancy Search '73 Phipps 
John E. '63 and Ann Corson '53 Pignatore 
Maryanne Reichley'45 Pinand 
Benjamin H. Plum '05 
PPL Electric Utilities 
S. John '73 and Theresa Price 
John H. '62 and Donna Raab 
Raytheon Co. 

Richard! '93 and Kathy Kovatch '93 Reaman 
Marilyn Beers '51 Reilly 
Edward R.Rhodes '57 
Norman S. and Phyllis Rich 
Rudy F. Riedl and Adene Rockefeller P'06 

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John F. '81 and Wendy George 79 Ripa 

Mary A. Ingram '68 Ritsert and Gene H. Ritsert 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Susan Apgar '60 Roberts and David Roberts 

Philip B. '76 and Joanne Robeson 

Karl G. and Louise Rohrbach 

Kyle M. Sanders '05 

Lynn M. Sarf '77 and Richard T. Watkins '82 

George R. and Cynthia Savaria P'97 

Joseph J. and Karol Scartelli 

George F, '57 and Janis Quigley '58 Schluchterer 

Jean Wheat '46 Schramnn 

Martin A. '91 and Melissa Herbster '91 Schweiter 

Robert IM. '74 and Rhonda Seebold 

Kenneth R. '68 and Betsy Klose '68 Selinger 

Nevin C. '49 and Sara Wormley '41 Shaffer 

Geoffrey A. '91 and Tammy Frailey '92 Shearer 

Richard L. '82 and Margaret Shermer 

Sherwin Williams Foundation 

Stanley R. '57 and Shirley Shilling P'80 

Alex G. Smith 

Robert C. Snyder '67 

William and Elizabeth Sorenson P'lO 

Norrine Bailey '68 Spencer and Edward Spencer 

Paul and Judy Spiegel 

Richard D. '68 and Beverly Spotts P'97 

J, Donald '73 and Joanne H. Steele 

Joseph Stein '78 

Nicholas L. '99 and Erica Weaver '00 Stephenson 

JamesA. and Jane Stern 

Jason L. Stickler '05 

Ann Latimer '64 Strate and Norman Strate 

Robert W. '45 and Jean Surplus 

Susquehanna Investment Group 

T. Row/e Price Foundation 

Jacques R. and Kristina K. Thillet 

Elinor M.Thompson '71 

Dennis and Janet Tippett 

Ashley Shell Tomlinson Memorial 

John A. and Juliette Tomlinson P'97 

Sarah Herchik '96 Tomlinson 

and Robert T. Tomlinson 
Joanne Marquardt '00 Troutman 

and David Troutman 
Scott C Trumbauer '01 
John '82 and Sherri Apple '82 Uehling 
Upper Susquehanna Synod 
Nicholas C. '82 and Claire Valvano 
Van Nuys Limited 
James Varghese '03 
John J. '81 andAnnVay 
Verizon Foundation 

Kenneth J. '71 and Roxane Havice '71 Vermillion 
Tfiomas A. '83 and Judi Voll 
Mark H. and JoAnn Wainwright P'90 
Craig £. '00 and Dana Makowski '00 Wallis 

Betty Weisenfluh '54 Wallower 

Hugo J. '90 and Monica Warns 

Law/rence J, '81 and Mary Weil 

Pamela Marino '81 Weiss and Andy Weiss 

Erhard 0. Werner '57 

Diane Croft '81 Wesche and Kenneth Wesche 

Douglas R. '90 and Maura Sheehan '91 Wheeler 

Brian R. White '02 and 

Catherine Schoenleber '02 
James W, '58 and Gail Woolbert '58 White 
Pamela White and Anthony G. Butto 
Gary A. and Catharine Wilson P'03 
Jane E.Wissinger'81 and Mark D. Distefano 
Christopher G. '96 and Erin Clouser '02 Wolfe 
Marian Walborn '33Worthington 
Ceroid M. '73 and Peggy Wunderlich 
XL Global Services Inc. 
John '50 and Ann Hewes '61 Yanuklis 
Suzanne Yenchko '68 
Christopher P. '03 and 

Elizabeth Belti'ner '03 Zangara 
Suzanne Springer '66 Zeok and John V Zeok 

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For many years, Susquehanna University's alumni have been its most loyal and generous donors We are pleased to 
report that Susquehanna University secured $3,426,813 during the 2007-08 fiscal year through generous gifts from 
2,928 alumni. Their gifts represent a continuing investment in the quality of a Susquehanna education, fostering 

opportunities for growth and achievement tor today's students. 


Total Gifts: $341,157.95 
SUF Gifts: $6,625.00 
Number of Donors: 14 
Participation Rate: 31% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Francis R. Gelnett'37 
Eleanor Croft Learn '39 
Dorothy Turner '36 O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

LesterJ. Karschner'37 • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
DonaldA. Gaver'37 O 
Marian Walborn 
Worthington '33 • 

Maroon Club 

Ray W.Kline '38 
VerlinH. Smalts '38© 
Marcella Chaya 
Turnbach '35 O 

Orange Club 

Martha Bolig Hess '38 


Helen Hisdorf 

Dauberman '38 O 
Mathilda Neudoerffer 

Powell '39 
Amelia Krapf Williams '33 

Total Gifts: $12,277.00 
SUF Gifts: $3,550.00 
Number of Donors: 6 
Participation Rate: 50% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Paul D, Coleman 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Robert A. Gabrenya • 
John W.Hoffman • 

1858 Society 

Mary tv1aci< Pendered * 

Maroon Club 

Naomi Btngaman Shafer • 


Anna Reeder Heimbach 

Total Gifts: $55,500.00 
SUF Gifts: $5,600.00 
Number of Donors: 5 
Participation Rate: 38% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Warren C. Herrold 

Benjamin Kurtz 

Gold Circle 

Mary Emma Yoder Jones 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Joseph f. Campana 
Sara Wormley Shaffer 


Elaine Miller Hunt© 

Total Gifts: $2,595.00 
SUF Gifts: $2,545.00 
Number of Donors: 12 
Participation Rate: 50% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Frederick 0. Brubaker 

1858 Society 

Mildred E.Bittner* 

Orange Club 

June Hendricks Hoke © 

Delphine Hoover Reitz O 


Janet Shockey Einstein • 
August I Kaufman O 
Audrey Haggarty Kline O 
Lois Lane • 

Gertrude Fetzer Pardoe O 
Kathe Hansen Roberts 
Blanche Forney Rogers O 
Jean Warner Waidelich © 

Total Gifts: $325.00 
SUF Gifts: $225.00 
Number of Donors: 5 
Participation Rate: 45% 

Orange Club 

Feme Lauver Zeigler © 


Doris Welch Mitman ' O 
Jessie Walton Schmitthenner 
Feme Arentz Stonesifer 
Emagean Pensyl WhitmoyerO 

Total Gifts: $875.00 
SUF Gifts: $855.00 
Number of Donors: 7 
Participation Rate: 37% 

Maroon Club 

Doris Haggarty Bass 
Margaret Gemmill Janson O 

Orange Club 
Janet Hoke Reiif © 
C. Glenn Schueler 


Ethel Wilson Kerschner 
Jean Renfer Kolb O 

Total Gifts: $3,320.00 
SUF Gifts: $3, 170.00 
Number of Donors: 10 
Participation Rate: 53% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Louise Kresge Isaacs • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Maiyanne Reichley Pinand O 
Robert W. Surplus • 

1858 Society 

Mary Moyer Bringman • 


Jean Kinzer Brinser O 
Hermine Lempke Brown 
Mary Basehoar Ebaugh 
Audrey Dodge Gensel O 
Joseph F Migliarese 
Margaret Shields 
Rothenbach O 

Total Gifts: $2,670.00 
SUF Gifts: $2,570.00 
Number of Donors: 9 
Participation Rate: 50% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Jean Wheat Schramm 

1858 Society 

Jean Strausser Green 
Betty Herr McKelvey O 

Maroon Club 



Hope Spicer Dunlap 
Jane Malkames Gray O 
IMane Klick Hodick • 
Gloria Gasparoli Leto © 
Janet Rohrbach Robinson 

Total Gifts: $10,524.98 
SUF Gifts: $5,089.98 
Number of Donors: 1 1 
Participation Rale: 50% 

Benjamin Kurtz 

Gold Circle 

W. Robert Camerer • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Richard D. Moglia O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Lenore Garnian Homer 

1858 Society 

Leah Cryder Oberheim O 
Louise H, Schlick © 

Maroon Club 

Mary Lizzio Govekar O 
Nancy Myers Landis • 
Jean Wentling Noble © 


Edith Kemp Fisher 
Carolyn Pfahler Haman O 

Consecutive years giving: O 5 to9 | O 10 to 24 | • 25 or mote 

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Total Gifts: $4,200.00 
SUF Gifts; $3,000.00 
Number of Donors: 19 
Participation Rate: 46% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
AloysiusV. Derr O 
Gertrude Roberts 
Lindemann O 
Richard W.Lindemann O 

1858 Society 

Dale S. Bringman • 
George A. Cooper 
Donald L. Herrold O 

Maroon Club 

Joan Apple Zimmerman O 

Orange Club 

Betty Smith Bomboy O 

David E. Bomboy O 

Russell F. Brown 

Lois Dauberman Schultz 


Dawn Ebert Bergstresser O 
H. Lee Hebel • 
James F Howell 
Eleanor Steele Lady O 
Kenneth D. Loss 
Allan B. Packman O 
Hope Harbeson Simpson 
Dexter N.WeikelO 

Total Gifts: $7,293.40 
SUF Gifts: $6,293.40 
Number of Donors: 29 
Participation Rate: 54% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Paul R. Bingaman O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Phyllis Swartz Derr O 
John G. Devine • 
NIevin C. Shaffer 

1858 Society 
Mary Jessen Hansen 
Mary Getsinger Homan O 

Orange Club 

Elaine Williams Earner O 
Miriam Avery Favi/cett 
Ruth Lorrah Henry O 
Harry R. Johnston O 
f^ary Smith Sanders 
N. Frances Lybarger 
ZIock O 


Walter C. Beck O 
Betsy Hill Clark 
Mildred Reaver Day 
Edith Wegner Hebel • 
Nancy Everett Hoover O 
Robert S. Hoover O 
John Hosporiar 
Isabel Kiss Jones 
Jean Young Kaufman 
Maude Jones Koch 
Janet Sharrow Lucas 
Winifred Myers O'Dell O 
Joyce Bell Port O 
Ella Fetherolf Raiip • 
Shirley Yarnell Shenk 
John H.Wright 
Maynard N. Zerbe O 

Total Gifts: $50,686.95 
SUF Gifts: $11,461.95 
Number of Donors: 33 
Participation Rate: 60% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Raymond C. Laiiver • 
Louis F, Santangelo 

President's Associates 

Charles H. Grund O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Earl L. Bernstine O 
Harold S. Greenly O 
Louise Siemers Molinaro O 

Donor Profiles 

Jim '58 and Gail 
Woolbert '58 White 

iMiJiersvilie, I-'a. 


Jim— Kctircii fducation professor, 

Millcrsville University 

Gall— Retired 7-12 English teacher, 

Penn Manor School Di.strict 


Class ot 19;'SX ,SOlh Reunion .Scholarship I'und 

How long we've supported SU: 
Since 1958 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"'I"he first generation in our families to attend college, we louiul each olher at 
Susquehanna and have been married for .SO years, We love the institution, in 
part of the personal relation.ships we were able to develop with faculty 
and our fellow cla.s.smates. We still keep in touch with inany of them." 

1858 Society 

Everett M. Manning • 
Jeanne Kahler Manning • 
Jean Rothermel Miller 
Richard G.Westervelt 
Richard L, Wetzel 

Maroon Club 

Kenneth R Mease 
Elaine Faddis O'Gara O 

Orange Club 

Susan Kline Bennett 
Lillian Hoover Bloomquist 
Aivin R. Henderson O 
JoAnn Hort Moyer O 
Betty Raup Renn O 
Lloyd T. Wilson 


Mary Snyder Barber O 
Shirley Nicklin Bogdanffy O 
Margietta Brosius Bordner 
Shirley Showalter Bayer O 
John H. Buffington 
Maria Shetler Bull • 

Theodore H. Clark 
Donald R. Davis 
UzalW. EntO 
Mary Miller Giovanetti 
R. Nelson Kost O 
Helen Polk Peitz 
Fred W, Schultz 
Barbara S. Welliver 

Total Gifts: $62,018.75 
SUF Gifts: $18,025.25 
Number of Donors: 21 
Participation Rate: 48% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Hazel Brobst Brown • 

President's Associates 

Lyn Bailey D'Alessandro • 
Lois Seybrecht Grund O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
W. Donald Fisher O 
Marilyn Beers Reilly O 

Maroon Club 

John L. Eccker O 
William J. Foster O 
Robert M. O'Gara O 

Grange Club 

Alice Yonghaus Davenport • 


Ben C. Alter O 
Mary Slater Barron O 
Nelda Shafer Davis 
Mary Lehman Gruver 
Marjorie Alexander Harbst 
Janice Arner Himmelman O 
Jean McDonald Joyce O 
Gardiner Marek O 
Gerald E. Moorhead * O 
Grace McKeever Newman 
Robert A. Pittello • 
Martha Albert Putnam O 

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Bold: Donor every year since graduating 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Total Gifts: S4 1,538. 50 
SUF Gifts: S9,543.00 
Number of Donors; 23 
Participation Rate: 44% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Kay LaRue Lauver • 

President's Associates 

Lorraine Raricl< Liddington • 
Lois Renter 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Cfiarles H. Can • 
Voylet Dietz Carr • 
Marilyn Kretz Fisher O 

1858 Society 

Gene J. Fluri 

Maroon Club 

Vincent E. Boyer • 
Barbara Stagg Eccker O 
Faye R. Lewis • 
Don A. Linn O 
James W. Morris O 
Lois Gordon Steiger O 
David G.Voll<0 

Orange Club 

Ethel McGrath Meoia O 

Miriam Vogler Olson • 


Elinor Tyson Aurand O 
Donald C. Berninger 
John J. Horoschak O 
Belle Sheaffer McLain 
Kathleen Schnerr Price • 
John J.Takach O 
Charles ZIock O 

Total Gifts: 53,33375 
SUF Gifts: S3,158,75 
Number of Donors: 25 
Participation Rate: 46% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Robert B. Jarvis O 

1858 Society 

Ruth Freed Bosch 

Maroon Club 
Pamela McKegg Doney • 
Dorothy Apgar Ross • 
Donald R. Sheldon O 

Orange Club 

Harmon L.Andrews O 
Christine Harman Engle O 
Helen Von Lynn Jeffers O 
Charles N. Mason O 
Edward W. Neuman 


Mary Brown Alter O 

Marguerite Heffelfinger Budd 

Leonard A. Carlson 

Nancy McKinney Carmichael 

Jean Rarick Detwiler 

V. Carl Gacono O 

Audrey Wegner HoroschakO 

Richard L. Kreitner 

Caroline Rutherford MasonO 

Jacqueline Krause 
McCauley O 

Dean E. Rupe O 

James W.Shipton 

M.Josephine Stuter O 

Margaret Zinda Weaver O 

Joan Wiant Williamson- 
Clark O 

Total Gifts: 526,974.00 
SUF Gifts: $6,003.50 
Number of Donors: 30 
Participation Rate: 45% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Rebecca Shade Mignot • 

President's Associates 

George Liddington • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

LouisA. Szabo • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Betty Weisenfluh Wallower 

1858 Society 

Shirley Thompson Khalouf • 

Maroon Club 

Nora Steinhards Galins • 
Walter R. Henry • 
Irene Oldt Muss O 
Graydon I. Lose • 
Ruth E. Osborn O 
Samuel D. Ross • 

Orange Club 

Lucian Smith Leach O 
Eleanore Steffey Rachau O 
Faye Kostenbauder 
Williamson O 


Ned M.Arbogast 
Claire Haggerty Backer 
William F Bastian O 
Carol Ahr Carlson 
Samuel N. Carmichael 
Bette Vincent Cooper O 
Ruth Baer Herbert 
Eleanor Borski King 
Jean Rowe Lauver O 
Joann Mosholder Layman 
Jane Ctine Mickatavage 
Robert C. Mickatavage 
Margaret Webber Millard 
Duane Mitchell 
DeWitt C. Reynolds O 
Richard N.Young 

Total Gifts: 542,471.27 
SUF Gifts: 521,721.27 
Number of Donors: 18 
Participation Rate: 38% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Ruth Scott Nunn • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Merle F Ulsh 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Kenneth Erdley 
Shirley Decker Gateman 
Richard E. McCarty 

1858 Society 

Mary Bingaman Kleintop 
Harry F Kocher • 

Maroon Club 

Walter C, Alberto 
William H.VanderhoofO 

Orange Club 

Marvin J. Yoder 


Margaret Gordon 

Bonawitz O 
Arlan K. Gilbert 
Helen Gnffiths Hendry 
W. Deen Lauver O 
Carlene Lamade Schock • 
Fred L. Shilling 
Carl R.Winey 
Margaret Wright Wolfe 
C.William Ziegenfuss 

Total Gifts: $7,540.24 
SUF Gifts: 52,332.24 
Number of Donors: 18 
Participation Rate: 34% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Deborah Krapf Bell 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Carol Dauberman Chidsey O 
Charlotte Erdley 
Doris Moon Metcalf • 

Maroon Club 

Charles S. Bailes 
William K. Doney • 
Maurice R, Feldman O 
Audrey Vollman 
Vanderhoof O 

Orange Club 

Marjorie Kostenbauder Finley 
Clayton E. Leach O 
Janet GernerYeich • 
John D. Yeich • 


Nancy Kline Bradshaw O 

Ruth Brobst Johnson O 

Betsy Shirk Kirchner • 
Evelyn Herbstrith Ruffing • 
Sally Brown Sullivan O 
Elizabeth Ford 

Vandevander O 

Total Gifts: $52,291.77 
SUF Gifts: $32,041.77 
Number of Donors: 33 
Participation Rate: 69% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Peter M. Nunn • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Arthur A. Zimmerman 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Lynn Hassinger Askew • 
Jack K. Bishop • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Ronald E. Fouche • 
Jane Longenecker Grim O 
Chester A. Hall 
Clay L. Lorah • 
Suzanne Beal McCarty 
Edward R. Rhodes O 
George F Schluchterer 
Stanley R. Shilling 
Erhard O.Werner O 

1858 Society 

Linda Youhon Collins O 
Earl F Kleintop 
Beth Linebar Rudy O 

Maroon Club 

Sandra Gilfillan 

Khuen-Kryk O 
Rita Williamson Neago 

Orange Club 

George R. Cawley 
Dorothy Wardie Spencer • 

Consecutive years giving; O 5 to9 | O 10to 24 | • 25 or more 

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Mary Rosendale Bucolo O 
Martha Flood 
Park H. Haussler O 
Helen Thomas Heilman 
Max J. Herman 
Elizabeth Stradling Lambert 
Carole Sadosuk Morgan O 
Thiry Reamer Olbrich 
Nancy Forrest Peel O 
Barbara Boob Shaffer O 
Joan Raudenbush Wendel O 
Charles David Wise 

Total Gifts: $9,080.00 
SUF Gifts: 59,080,00 
Number of Donors: 26 
Participation Rate: 43% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Dawn Douglas Liberman 
Jill Fuller Snyder O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Janis Quigley Schtuchterer 
Gail Woolbert White© 
James W.White O 

Maroon Club 

John H.Anthony 
Stanley E. DeCamp 
Lee Erholm MacKenn • 

Orange Club 

Robert C.White* 


Janice Paul Arcidiacono O 
Carolann ZustAspray C 
Baird E.Collins 
Gary L. Crum 
Mary Ernst-Fonberg O 
Doris Keener Holcomb • 
Terri Feliciano Hunt 
Nancy RIdinger Leonard 
Gladys Lauver 

Luckenbaugh O 
FloTroutman Montgomery 
Suzanne Tharp Oliver 
Richard L. Purnell 
William M. Rohrbach O 

Janet Gordon Rutz 
Wayne W. Rutz 
Carolyn Gillaspie Snow O 
Sara V. Troutman O 

Total Gifts: $8,242.50 
SUF Gifts: $3,642.50 
Number of Donors: 29 
Participation Rate: 39% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Robert L. Fiscus • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Margaret Dalby Zimmerman 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

John R.Albright 
Jack E. Cisney O 

1858 Society 

Eleanor K. Pourron • 

Maroon Club 

Gladys Ransom Michel O 

Ray J. Yeingst 

Judith Anderson Zucker 

Orange Club 

Nancy Eiserman Kelly • 
Susan Lehman Murray O 
Dale L. Patterson O 
Sidney F. Richard • 
GeneWitiak O 


Ruth Coleman Acker 
John T. Baskin O 
Charles M. Bayler 
Julie Stauffer Bender 
Carl R, Catherman O 
D. LoisAndren Denliker 
Carolyn Birkhimer Ernst 
Eleanor Erdley Gold O 
Margaret Brubaker Gray • 
Harry F Haney O 
Denece Newhard Haussler O 
Janis Adams John O 
Harry E. Leonard 
Paul D. Olbrich 

Gift Clubs 

Susquehanna recognizes its leadership donors as follows: 

President's Associates/Gold Circle Gifts of $50,000 and above 

President's Associates/Silver Circle Gifts of $25,000-$49,999 

President's Associates Gifts of $10.000-$24,999 

Benjamin Kurtz Society/Gold Circle Gifts of $5,000-S9,999 

Benjamin Kurtz Society/Silver Circle Gifts of $2,500-$4,999 

Benjamin Kurtz Society Gifts of $1,000-$2,499 

1858 Society Gifts of $500-$999 

Maroon Club Gifts of $250-$499 

Orange Club Gifts of $125-$249 

Mary-Margaret Overly Ruth 
Marian Bowman Schrock • 

Total Gifts: $3 1,522.00 
SUF Gifts: $6,622.00 
Number of Donors: 26 
Participation Rate: 31% 

President's Associates 

Silver Circle 
Richard D. Reichard 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Stephanie Haase Moore • 
Susan Apgar Roberts 
John Yanuklis 

1858 Society 

Donald E, Coleman ' 
Amos G. Kunkle 
Ella Koch Kunkle 

Maroon Club 
Michael F. Fahey O 
Frances Wirt Fisher O 
Jean Wenk Thurston 
LarryA. Wingard O 

Orange Club 

Donald M. Gray 
Frederick C. Guinn O 
Larry W. Updegrove O 
Sally Kehler Yates* 


Elinor A. Brandt 
Loreen Kline Close 
Gary A. Hackenberg 
Janet Zortman Hollinger O 
C. Edward Huber O 
Barbara Shilling Klepper 
Sarah Myers Lee 
James R. Middleswarth O 
Sandra Risser Pesce O 
Kermit R. Ritter 
LynneVan Sciver 
Sproule Scheiter O 

Total Gifts: $24,547,03 
SUF Gifts: $9,547.03 
Number of Donors: 39 
Participation Rate: 47% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Linda Traub Fiscus • 

President's Associates 
Nancy A. Davis O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Virginia Letson Olszewski 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Richard E. Derrick O 
Gary L, Moore • 
Ann Hewes Yanuklis 

1858 Society 

Patricia Ney Booth 
R.Allen Fiscus 
MadinA. Inch O 

Maroon Club 
Maurice H. Bobst O 
Glenn R. Bowman 
M. Donald Cave O 

Orange Club 
Eugene F Alichwer O 
Donald R. Davis O 
Linda K. Leonard O 
LauranceW. Miller O 
Francis A. Procopio 
Sandra Brandt Richard • 
T. Theodore Schultz O 
Jack f. Snider 
Karen Goeringer Snider 
Janice Stahl Snyder O 


Carl E Bogar 
Roy H. Burns 
Louis R. Coons 
Jacquelyn Barber Cooper O 
Gloria Albert Crum 
John J. Curry O 
Sandra Schell Deen O 
Carol McCloy Gilchrist O 
Herman K. Hopple O 
Annamae Hockenbrock 

Horwhat O 
Thomas J. Keener • 
Joan Morris Maillard 

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Bold: Donor every year since graduating 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Carolyn Sweitzer Reitman 
Mary Adams Vought 
Allen W.Wernau 
Jocelyn Swope Zimmerman O 
Paul P. Zimmerman O 

Total Gifts: 518,767,50 
SUF Gifts: $17,742.50 
Number of Donors: 29 
Participation Rate: 34% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 
Dorothy M.Anderson O 
Robert A. Smith 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Patricia Goetz Brenan 
Joan Haefle O 
Ronald C. Hardnock • 
Wayne H. Minami 
Francis A. NIace • 
John H, Raab 

1858 Society 

Anne Ostheim Barnes O 

Maroon Club 

Robert E. Brenner 
Terry L. Moll 

Maureen Davenport Ries • 
John H, Spillman • 
Susan E.Turnbach 
Audrey Kellert Yeingst 

Orange Club 

Sarah E. Blaskovitz • 
Philip M. Clark 
Ardith Renning Milner 
Louella Coccodrilli Procopio 
Kathy Smith Schultz O 
Alice Brown Wisor 

Total Gifts: 510,240.00 
SUF Gifts: $10,240.00 
Number of Donors: 57 
Participation Rate: 40% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

R Thomas Casey • 
Eileen Pettit MotI 
Ann Corson Pignatore 
John E. Pignatore 

1858 Society 

David S. Hackenberg 
Marvin J. Malone O 
Richard E. Rowe O 
Jeffrey G.Whitney O 

Maroon Club 

Carol Hertz Bowman 
Michael Cordas 
Joseph P. Perfilio 
Marilyn Vekassy Perfilio 
Cynthia Hoffman Priest O 
Linda Leach Spillman • 

Orange Club 

Cynthia Heist AlichwerO 
James A. Blessing 
Robert W.Curtis 
Janet Rettinger Dewald 
Frederick I. Fisher O 
Albert W.GrondahIO 
Naomi Weaver Grondahl O 
Linda Mack Heaton O 
Joseph W. Herb 
Theodore A. Maurer 
Barbara Jordan Schenck 
Irene EtterSchmehl • 
Kenneth E. Unger O 
Rudolph J. van der Hiel O 
Nancy Hess Walker O 
H.Nathan Ward 

Sally Stephenson Gibney 
Donna Robb Graybill O 
Elwood B. Hippie 
Glen B, Hostetter • 
Jean Murray Hughes O 
George W. Kindon • 
Jane Kump Kindon • 
JoeW. Kleinbauer 
Lynn E. Lerew O 
Clark R. Mosier 
Sandra Ounkle Nelson O 
Geraldine Webster Porter O 
Joyce Lundy Rhodes • 
Lee A. Shamory O 
Mary Weatherlow Shelley O 
Georgiann Brodisch Skinner 
John R. Treon O 
Barbara Groce Ward 
Kenneth L.WiestO 

Total Gifts: 552,522.40 
SUF Gifts: $16,047.50 
Number of Donors: 50 
Participation Rate: 30% 

President's Associates 

Gold Circle 

James W.Summers O 

President's Associates 
William A. Gerkens O 
Robert G. Gundaker O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 
Frank J. Leber O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Carol Bollinger Joyce 
Grace Simington 
Karschner O 
Lori Border Kissinger 
Ann Latimer Strate 

1858 Society 

Barbara Allen Fiscus 
Terry R. Kissinger O 
George M. Mowers O 

Maroon Club 
Lynn Pfister Curtin O 
MarthaSue Detjen Moll 
James T Parks 
Judith A. Rothermel O 
Joseph A. Snyder 

Orange Club 

Frederick D, Brown O 
Gene H. Dechert 

Donor Profiles 

The Rev. Richard '60 
and Melba Reichard 


Rockville, Md. 


Richard — Retired executive director. National 

Lutheran Home, Rockville, Md. 

Melba — Retired adniiiii-strative, 

National Lutheran Home, Rockville, Md. 


Live charil.ihle gilt annuities, iiicliuliui; ihosc 

funding memorial scholarships honoring Ciilbert 

C. Askew '61; (icorge T'amke, executive a.ssistant emeritu.s to the president; and the 

late Rev. Ra\niond F. .Shaheen '37, H'99 and his wife, Winifred, also deceased. 


Judith A. Brndjar O 
Elizabeth Phillips Fairbanks 
Dorothy Kunkle Finn 
Ronald I. Foye • 
William H. Kahl 
Nathan A. Kale 
Grace Johnson Murphy O 
Gerald H. Porter O 


Allen A, Aungst 
Carol Gresh Black O 
James C. Black O 
James J. Campbell 
Terry J. Derk O 
Thomas C. Donlan O 
Patricia Estep Dysart 
Kenneth R. Fish 

How long we've supported SU: 
Since 1980 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"These charitable gift annuities are leaily aina/iiig vehicles. The\' continue to generate 
annual income for us while tiiemorializing people close to us and allowing us to 
contribute beyond our own lifetimes to a wonderlul institution that set the pattern 
for our li\'es in many ways." 

Consecutive years giving: O 5lo9 | O lOto 24 | • 25 or mote 

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Harvey A. Horowitz 
Dorothy Canfield Marshall • 
Nancy Adams Toothaker O 
Marjorie Brandt Waltman 


Robert C. Aerni O 
Margaret Bittles Baumgartner 
Ann Spriggle Beaver 
Donna L. Brown 
Donna Zeilnnan Chestnut O 
Ethel Lawrence Cloughen 
Karen Frable Donald 
Judith Bollinger Gruber O 
Betty Burns Helwig O 
Lloyd Hettenbach 
Shirley Garrison Hutchings O 
Jon D. Inners 
William B. Jones 
Alan L. Kiel O 
Barbara Stockalis Labanosky 
Richard E. Linder 
Karen M. Loeffler O 
Irving H, Merwin 
Ralph J. Meyer O 
Carol Wallding Osadchey 
Linford G. Overholt O 
William B. Pearson 
James F. Sandahl • 
Patricia Taylor Schmidt O 
Kara Cronlund Small O 
Harry C. Strine 
Robert J. Walborn 
Jeffrey R.Weichel 

Total Gifts: $22,530.40 
SUF Gifts: $9,535.00 
Number of Donors: 41 
Participation Rate: 24% 

PresicJent's Associates 

Gold Circle 

Barbara Evans Summers O 

President's Associates 
James F. App O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Milton H, Masiir) • 
Bonnie Bucks Reece • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Carl Campbell O 
Robert I. Estill 
Harold J. Hershey 
Richard S. Karschner O 

1858 Society 

Dawn Fife Kinard • 
William G. Straus • 
William A. Vogel 

Maroon Club 

Nancy Corson Carter 
Mary Snyder Davis O 
Richard T Fenstermacher O 
Ronald D. Gilbert 
R. Alexander Jen/is O 
Bonnie L. Johnson O 
Carl F Miller 
William J. Muir O 
William C. Pearce 

Orange Club 
Michael C. Carr O 
Frances Ray Faylor 
Meredith Wright Martin O 
Susan C, Petrie 
Joseph V. VIcek 


June Lawrence Alter O 
Dorothy Woolley Baron O 
Barry E, Bence O 
Stacey L. Bottiger 
Jacquelyn Loughridge 

Byars O 
Muriel Hartline Folk O 
Susan Campbell Hendershot o 
Walter J. Henss 
Bonita Schaffer Hettenbach 
Katharine Fairty Hughes 
Carolyn Tweed Leap • 
Helen Bachman Mclntyre O 
Richard B. Meserole 
Edith Godshall 

Messerschmidt • 
J. Maris Stichler 
Robert G.Watson 

Total Gifts: $124,325.80 
SUF Gifts: $18,053.59 
Number of Donors: 49 
Participation Rate: 33% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Harold A. Freed 

President's Associates 
Sue C. Davis O 

Benjamin Kurtz 

Gold Circle 

Patricia Laubach Hallrnan O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Donald S. King • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Frederick W. Kelly • 
James H. Nash O 
Suzanne Springer Zeok • 

1858 Society 
Larry D. Bashore O 
Priscilla Clark Bashore O 
Dorothy Wiesman Rauch 
Michael P Rauch 

Maroon Club 
Marilyn E. Eck O 
Linda Wertz Forster O 
Ann Griffith Gilbert 
Judith Hawk Lasley O 
John J. Menapace 
Daniel L. Travelet O 

Orange Club 
Richard D. Davidson O 
Ronald R. Emerick O 
Dena Sebastian Gentner 
LarryA. Giesmann O 
Christopher J. Gipe • 
Myrna G. Lee O 
James R. Milne O 
Joanne Drake Morris O 
Carole Summer Ward 
William C.Webster O 


Mary List Baird O 
Leanne Shaw Belietti O 
Susan Bannister Boone O 
Holly Grove Delaney 
Georgia D. Fegley O 
Wayne H. Fisher O 
Lynn Burgee Henss 
R. Peter Johnson O 

Carol Shupe Keyser O 
Margaret E. Lauver 
Nancy Lawrence LeFevre 
Susann McAuliffe Lucas 
Barbara Reynolds Nelson O 
Claudia Whitaker Pritchard O 
Nancy Elston Richardson 
Gary Scheib O 
Samuel A. Stauffer O 
Margaret Oelkers Talbot O 
Richard Talbot O 
John R. Trimmer O 
John C. Troutman O 
Patricia Bradway Valentine O 

Total Gifts: $90,602.80 
SUF Gifts: $44,757.80 
Number of Donors: 63 
Participation Rate: 37% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Terry L. March * • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

J. Robert Arthur O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Beverly Walker Bortz 
Robert D. Bortz 
Andrea Schumann Keim O 
John D. Keim O 
Joyce Sabo Nash O 
John A. Norton O 
Robert C. Snyder 

1858 Society 

Charles S. Bender O 
William F. Livengood O 
Gary R. Seifert • 
Eileen Worrell Vogel 
John P Williams 
Zolna Makar Williams * 

Maroon Club 
Karen Hardy de Laurier O 
Barbara Kaufmann Huber O 
Joan Buck Markley O 
Marian L. Shatto • 
John J. Stankiewicz O 
Paul R Wild 

Orange Club 
Marilyn Zannie Antunes O 
Virginia M, Biniek O 
R. Robert Dunn 
Richard A. Main 
Carolyn Wahler Miller O 
Robert R. Miller O 
Nancy V Orr 


KristenStine Armstrong 
Ellen Comey Bennett O 
R Kent Bonney O 
Donna AkeBurkholder 
Ruth Gearhart Capolino 
Robert W. Dicker O 
Frederick L. Dudley 
Barbara Brown Fisher O 
Carolyn Ruocco Grimes O 
Barbara Letcher Grula O 
Penney Graham Gustafson O 
Cynthia Gulp Heflin • 
Donna Garver Henry 
Russell C. Herrmann 
ByrI W. Himelberger 
Kathryn Breffitt Jones 
David H. Kehler 
Dianne Gooderham Knorr O 
Karen Rowe Kucharik 
Carolyn Evans Mach 
Raymond J. Mach 
Diane Simmons Mann 
Brenda Yost McKee 
Kathryn Zwicker Miller O 
Christine Groth Murow O 
Carole Sloan Pursell O 
James R. Reaser O 
Margaret A. Shields 
Janet Purvis Stiegler 
MaxineLentzThumser • 
Roger G. Van Deroef O 
Linda Kauffman Vorce 
Robert A. Wisegarver O 
Richard S. Wolf O 
Ronald J. Yevitz O 

Total Gifts: $215,294.96 
SUF Gifts: $38,120.00 
Number of Donors: 69 
Participation Rate; 32% 

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w 30% 

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'57 '42 '50 '49 '45 '40 '46 '47 '51 '61 
Class Year 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Barry R. Jackson • 
Denise Horton Jackson • 
Nicholas A, Lopardo 

President's Associates 

Dawn Grigg Mueller • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Jim H.Hall 
Robert J. King 
William A. Lewis • 
Johanna Sheese Murray O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Samuel D. Clapper • 
Charles H. McLeskey O 
Richard G. Poinsett • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Janet Fowler Grey O 
Barbara Dick Kurzenknabe 
Barbara Smith Norton O 
Mary Ingram Ritsert O 
Betsy Klose Selinger 
Kenneth R. Selinger 
Norrine Bailey Spencer • 
Richard D. Spotts O 
Suzanne Yenchko O 

1858 Society 

Robert W.Hadfield 
Samuel J. Halpern 
Russell D. Schantz O 

Robert W. Schiipp O 
Ruth Flanders Williams 

Maroon Club 
Arthur D. Ebersberger 
Marilyn Moritz Elam O 
John A. Meyer 
NanWeller • 
Gail Graham Zorr O 

Orange Club 

James E. Bowman O 
Elizabeth A, Charles • 
Ann Griffin 

Elizabeth Frost Hardie O 
Barbara Brought 

Hernandez O 
Catherine Strese Jarjisian O 
Elizabeth Elmer Kaufmann O 
Katharine Beard 

McClenathan O 


Peggy Gilbert Beck • 
W. Dean Bickel 
Albert W. Byrnes 
Gwen Henneforth Fitch O 
Daniel M. Fornataro O 
Robert E. Forse 
Willard M. Grimes O 
Maureen Thomas Herr O 
Ruth Seigfried 

Himmelberger O 
Pamela Vandyke Jalbert 
Benjamin L. Jones O 
Glenn E. Ludwlg 
Edith Rogers Mearns 

Richard E. Mearns 
Thomas R. Milbrand O 
Trudy Miller Miner 
Stephen R. Nace O 
Alexander A. Nash 
Jeffrey L. Noble O 
John C. Paterson 
Dianne Harshman Patterson 
Deborah E. Ritter 
Nancy Rlckenbaugh 

Rolaln O 
Janet Schmaltz Ross 
Joan Vondercron Ross 
Ann McKay Sheppard 
Gary N. Stiegler 
Nancy Oliver Straus O 
Catharine Michener Tunis 
David S, Unger O 
Stephen M.Vak* 

Total Gifts: S58,302.89 
SUF Gifts: $24,435.25 
Number of Donors: 79 
Participation Rate: 37% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Edward R. Schmidt O 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Robert H. Ray • 

President's Associates 
Gary E. Baylor O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Barry I. Llewellyn • 
Frank J. Trembulak • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Linda laeger Poinsett • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

John W.Carot hers 

Barbara Hltchens DePerro O 
David M. Dumeyer • 
Richard W. Grey O 
Margaret Hell King 
Donna Hilton Fisher O 

1858 Society 

Robert G. Fisher O 
David N. Grubb 
Robert G. Monahan O 
Margaret McCracken 

Schiipp O 
Robert E.Yerger O 

Maroon Club 
Daniel M. Corveleyn O 
Gary R. Gilbert O 
Richard A. Janes O 
Beverly Dato Reber 
Robert D. Reber 
Linda Grill Stankiewicz O 
Shirley Jones Vincent O 
Karen Pfleger Zygan • 

Orange Club 
Charles E.CIoutman O 
Howard E. Ouryea O 
Robert E. Guise 
Victoria Fay Heberlig O 
Stephen R. Herrold 
Paulette Keller Knauer O 
Lloyd Lohmeyer • 
Joann Lester Maucher O 
James W. Page 
Philomena Quattrocchi O 
W. Stevens Shipman • 
David C. Steffen O 


Carol Smith Arnold 
Barbara L. Ballard O 
Robert F. Balllet 
Keith H. Bance 
Donald 0. Bensinger O 
Gerald L. Book 
Barry E. Bowen O 
John L. Boyer • 
Robert C. Campbell O 
Howard R. Collins O 
Alan H. Cooper 
Ingrid Grodem Davidsen 
Nancy Comp Everson 
Carol Reese Feister 
Janice Brown Fisher 
William J. Freed O 
Elizabeth MauleGleason O 
Susan Stephan Hill O 
Michael J. Hoover 
Phillip A. Hopewell 
Susan Agoglia Ivovlch O 
Robert 0. iesberg O 

David B. Johnson O 
Patricia Drumm Jones 
Christine N. Kelly O 
Anne Heimbach Lawrence 
Margaret Knouse Lewis • 
Lanl Pyles MacAniff O 
Judith Wittosch Malcolm 
Virginia Carlson McKenzie • 
Virgil Franks Moroge • 
Susanne Kahn Mullin O 
Glennette Peterson 

Papovich O 
Joseph 5. Papovich O 
Donald W. Peppier O 
Carol Riley Pfeifer O 
Richard F. Pfeifer O 
Edwin G. Rohde 
Dean S. Ross 
Richard W.Semke O 
Thomas W. Shade 
Julie B. Stauffer 

Total Gifts: S37,022.50 
SUF Gifts: S16,222.50 
Number of Donors: 65 
Participation Rate: 34% 

President's Associates 

Gold Circle 

Susan Garman Shipe O 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Carol Scherb Ray • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Robert G. Hochstuhl • 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Donald C. Hamlin O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Henry J. DePerro O 
Richard M. Jacobson 
Douglas L. Marion O 

1858 Society 

Alfred J. Bashore 

Bonnie Elker Lightcap 
Gail D. Mason • 
H. Gerald Nanos • 

Consecutive yeais giving: O 5to9 | O I0lo24 

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71 '67 79 '68 '57 77 '83 74 '69 '81 
Class Year 

Carol S. Scott O 
Garrett L. Stauffer O 
Louis A. Vermillion 

Maroon Club 

David A. Barber • 
Martha Barker Blessing 
Karen Kister Corveleyn O 
Edmund G. Dale 
Byron D. Fellows O 
Wayne D. Hill O 
H. Louis Horner O 
James R. Nace • 

Orange Club 

Gwendolyn A. Baughman O 
Marcia Graeff Bell 
Donald B. Green O 
Carol L. Harris 
Anne J. Herrington O 
Cheryl Snyder Huber O 
Larry C. Kindsvater 
Alan C. Lovell 
Judy Hoffman Schmidt O 
Jane Malanchuk Schuessler • 


Kathleen Van Order Bowen O 
Robert G. Carothers • 
Laurine Longfield Cooke • 
William D. Cooke • 
Robert R, Dunn • 
Sharman Levan Ebbeson O 
Robert F. Everson 

Charles K. Fasold 
Michael R. Fenstermacher O 
Linda Ulrich Glantz 
Harriet Burger Griffith 
Christian B. Harris O 
Robert B. Heinemann 
James K. Hilf O 
Gregg A. Hodgdon 
Alice Moore Jaggard 
Mary T. Lotspeich 
Gerald J. Malasheskie • 
Linda Metzel Manifold 
Michael J. Marcinek 
Mary Lenker Miller 
David B. Moyer O 
Eloise Jury Myers O 
Alan F, Pawlenok O 
D. Ward Plummer O 
Lloyd H. Ross 
Maryanne Rossello O 
Karen Prugh Shade 
Bonnie J. Shockey 
Loreen Wimmer Stout 
Susan B. Twombly O 
J. Thomas Uhler 
Dorothy Pulst Wright O 
Linda Covert Zeiber O 

Total Gifts: $636,455,6S 
SUF Gifts: $263,999. 17 
Number of Donors: 61 
Participation Rate: 29% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Signe S. Gates • 
Jeffrey A. Roush O 

President's Associates 

Sheryl Hardy Fortune 
Joseph R Palchak O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Marlin R. Bollinger O 

John G. Foos • 

Jean McEvoy Llewellyn • 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

David M. Boucher O 
Whitney A. Gay O 
Jeffrey L. Goria O 
Janet Goodyear jacobson 
William L, S. Landes 
Lynn Keim Marion O 
Elinor M.Thompson O 
Kenneth J.Vermillion O 
Roxane Havice Vermillion O 

1858 Society 

John B. Lippincott 

Maroon Club 

Donald I AuldO 
Michael E. Bortner 
Linda M. Haughton O 
Patricia G. Lundholm • 
Karen L. Olson • 
Nancy Porch Whiteman O 

Orange Club 

Thomas N. Berryman O 
Janis Egan Bigelow O 
Joan Burgess Cloutman O 
David J. Deak • 
Alan B. Kegerise 
Linda Nansteel Lovell 
William I. Magruder 
Frederick R. Maue 
Denny Packard O 
Jeffrey S.Witte* 
Randall D. Yoder O 


Craig K. Benzenberg 
Virginia Lansdale Brodie 
Timothy R Byrnes 

Nancy Faringer Cressman O 
Anne L. Ford O 
Donald C. Gates 
Sandra H. Goodenough 
Cozette Hartman Haggerty O 
David W.Hahn 
Martha Brockway Harris 
Janet Oberholtzer Haupt 
Roberta Schroeder Hill O 
Linda Mauk Hoover 
David H. Koppenhaver 
Mary Brookover Kramer 
Karen Nobel Kupp O 
Diane Farrington Macia 
Gary D. Macia 
Phyllis Reinhardt 

Malasheskie • 
Marilyn Goetze Manahan 
Carol Lesher Miller 
David J, Mitten O 
Judy A. Rechberger 
Michael F. Scavone 
Peter M. Stenzhorn 
Mark L. Stevens 
David F Stover 

Total Gifts: $48,683.70 
SUF Gifts: $18,433.70 
Number of Donors: 66 
Participation Rate: 31% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 
Alan M. Bennett O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Louise Hower Costello O 
Russell D. Doudt O 
Darcy Jones Hamlin O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Linda Kline Bugden • 
George A. Fecker O 

1858 Society 
Dwight C. Blake O 
Susan Siegrist Blake O 
Jeanne Yost Gallagher O 
Joseph X. Garvey 
Mark W.Richards* 
Lynn Whittlesey Wilson O 

Maroon Club 

Carol Sensenig Burleigh O 
William H. Henschke • 
Priscilia Gillespie Nagy • 
William W. Them 
Scott C. Truver O 

Orange Club 

Paul A, Cain O 
Richard A. Frank 
Paul A. Kercher 
William C. Knauer O 
George R. Laufenberg 
Robert W. Maucher O 
Andrew M. McCrea O 
Coleen Warn Renshaw 
Jimmy E. Spriggle 
Rebecca Savidge Spriggle 


Stephen E. Ayer 
Charlene Moyer Bance 
Thomas A. Bohner O 
Glenna Richter Borho 
Michael K. Brown O 
Thomas H. Carter 
Janean Clare 
Robert F Cloud • 
Diane Kelley Evans O 
James R. Gable 
Susan Wright Geiger 
Janet M. Haigh 
Robert W. Harris 
Bruce A. Henderson 
Dale E, Hoke O 
Gail Sigafoos Hoke O 
Edward S. Horn 
Pamela Dolin Horn 
Michael J. Huth 
Christine Rogers Kindon • 
Robert M. Kindon • 
Edmund P Kling • 
John C. Kupp O 
Joan Frooks Maskell 
Melinda C. Mcintosh 
Susan Seaks McLaughlin O 
Janice McCullough Mertz O 
Pamela Norton Mitchell 
Harold W. Peterson O 
ArleneArndt Philippoff O 
Michael S. Ramage 
Sandra Douglas Sheridan 
John W. Stefero O 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Susan Hancock Storch 
Jane Allan Sullivan 
Mary Deveau Ulatowski • 
Megan DoneyWeikert 
Gail Alwine Woods O 

Total Gifts: $13,666.60 
SUF Gifts; $10,606.50 
Number of Donors: 67 
Participation Rate: 25% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Keith J. Costello O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Joyce A. Brown • 
Nancy Search Phipps O 
RobertA. PhippsO 
S. John Price O 
J. Donald Steele • 
Ceroid M.Wunderlich 

1858 Society 

Michael E. Collins 
Mary H. Donelik 
C. Patrick Gallagher O 
Robert T. Kassoway O 

Maroon Club 
Linda Brown Auld O 
Robert M. Brenneman 
William D. Burrell 
Stephen E. Marcinek O 
Paul M. Marecek O 
Dan A. Meisenhelder O 
Richard D. Rowlands • 
John M. Ruginis O 
Karen Buehler Savarese • 

Orange Club 
Jay M. Boryea O 
Anne Herdle Cain O 
Claudia N. Ebeling O 
James G.Ehrhorn • 
Laurel Hinkley Falkner • 
Samuel J. Greco O 
Nan H. Havens O 
James M. Leitner O 
Dennis G. Mosebey O 
Joseph P Raho • 
Lynn Grant VesseyO 
Joan Mercer Witle • 


Paula Eletto Adams O 
Nancy Moir Barton 
Steven R. Bateson O 
Alice Shue Boustead 
James T. Brotherton O 
Pamela Flinchbaugh Byrnes 
Marlyn Rath Carson 
Kevin W. Clary O 
Barbara Schultz Colvin O 
Alyce Zimmer Doehner 
Henry R. Fisher O 
Thomas C. Foote O 
Leslie B. Gamble 
Maren Alekel Henderson 
Linda Fox Holler 
James E. Keilerman 
Kathleen Coon Keilerman 
Judy Stump Kling • 
Dorothy Muzzy LaPierre O 
Edward G. Madison O 
David F. McMullen O 
Louis M. Melchiore O 
Allen B. Miller O 
Diane Decker Nair 
Marcia Wright OusleyO 
Philip C.OusleyO 
Linda Hesse Pelak 
Barbara Albright Renda 
Robert S. Siegel 
EricE. Stahl» 
Peter Y. Thompson 
Joyce C. Thorner 
Janet Nilssen Wilson 
MarySchirmWitucki O 
Lynn D. Zimmerman 

Total Gifts: $26,141.79 
SUF Gifts: $25,166.79 
Number of Donors: 74 
Participation Rate: 29% 

President's Associates 

Charles L. DeBrunner 
Marsha A. Lehman O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

William D.Atkinson • 
Paul R. Hinsch • 

Donor Profiles 

Louise Hower '72 and 
Keith '73 Costello P'OO, P'04 


Palmyra, Fa, 


Louise— Realtor' 

Keith Logistics tiirector, 1 lershcy C-o. 


Cross-cultural learning 

How long we've supported SU: 
Since 1981 

Louise and Keith Costello (right) with their childten. Sarah 
and Mark, who also graduated Irom Susquehanna 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"We met at Susquehanna, and a lot of' what ue have experienced can be tied hack 
to Susquehanna. To us, Susquehanna is like a part of our I'ainiiy, and when a 
member of your family asks yon to do something, you step up and try to sup 
port them in any way you can." 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Jill Stevens Fecker O 
Dennis D. Kieffer O 

Susan Lang Martin 
Robert N. Seebold O 

1858 Society 

Raymond R Bower 
Wayne H. Dietterick O 
Debra Horner Douglas 
Peter M. Douglas 
Richard H. Eickhoff 
Wallace J. Lindsay 
R. Gary Ruff O 

Maroon Ciub 

Debbie Dempsey Littlejohn O 
Dean T.Madison 
Sharon Weaver Narcavage O 
Shelley Gehman Nason O 
Patrick A. Petre O 

Orange Club 

John B. Hanawalt 

Harold L. Hand 

Paul A. Nolle 

Dune Mahoney Pivarnik O 

Douglas B. Sutherland O 
Judith Turner Thomas O 
William H.Thomas O 
Donald L. Utter O 
Bruce A. Vessey O 


Cynthia Wood Barton 
Nora Sheehan Bayne 
Vicki Freeman Bomberger 
Martha E. Brandwene 
Phyllis Kreckman Bratton 
Thomas G. Clark O 
Catherine Fergus 
Cooperman O 
Debra Dubs Diddlemeyer O 
TonnaWendt Doiigan • 
Margaret Shaw Ellacott O 
Karen Newson Forcine O 
George V. Ganter O 
Perrin C. Hamilton 
Edward T Hutton O 
Thomas FlacovoneO 
Daniel E. Knipel 
Jeanne Kauffman Kreiser 
Beth Petrie Leggett O 

Virginia Long 

Karen Havriiko McElhattan 

Betsy Halpin Messerle O 

JohnW. Morris 

Philip D. Popovec 

Jocelyn Floody Reid O 

Cynthia Severinsen 

Reinhard O 
Thomas W. Reinhard O 
David W. Rittlet O 
Deborah Witte Sebring • 
Anne M. Shultz O 
Linda Capaldi Siegel 
Christine Schmidt Smith O 
F. Thomas Snyder 
Suzanne Emanuel Spaid 
Katherine Mueller Sprenkle 
Robert J. Stamm O 
Vicky Rohm Steltz 
Charles E.Stevens O 
Alan J. Upperco O 
Janet Bauer Upperco O 
Cynthia Lupolt Walter O 
Alan R. Waters 
Vicki Metz Wilson 
Robert B.Witmer 
Larry D. Wolfgang O 

Consecutive years giving: O 5lo9 | O 10 to 24 | • 25 or more 

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Total Gifts: S9, 105.00 
SUF Gifts: $8,980.00 
Number of Donors: 63 
Participation Rate: 22% 

President's Associates 

Gold Circle 

John R. Strangfeld O 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 
Sandra M. Rocks • 

1858 Society 

James A, Baglin 
Leroy 0. Diehl O 
Gordon M. Dyott 
Stephanie Sims Dyott 
Deborah Hansen Eickhoff 
Carol Graybosch 

Sharon L. Long 
Charles W. Smeltz O 

Maroon Club 

Lawrence E. Behning 
Donna R. Fugit O 
Susan J. Gabrielson 
Barbara Shatto Harvey O 
Billye Miller Kanouse O 
Kevin S. Kanouse O 
Harold E. Leiter O 
Donald Littlejohn O 
Craig R.Miller O 
Patricia Shaughnessy 

Miller O 
Joseph J. Narcavage O 
Diane Christopher Rapport 
George R. Reichenbach O 
Richard J, Tolsma 

Orange Club 

Christopher L.Campbell 
Carol Powers Dawson • 
Michael A. Falkner • 
Thomas W. Jacobi 
Stanley E. Janis O 
Glenn K. Levengood 
Harvard K. McCardle O 
S, Stephen Piatt O 
William D.Wagner O 


Janet Diehl Ayres O 
John E. Bird O 
PaulA. Blume* 
James S. Brosius O 
Carol Nichols Callahan O 
Joseph R. Caporaso 
D, Page Butdick Cloud • 
Susan Horr DiBiase 
Richard H. Dorman 
W. Allen Dunstan 
George J. Epstein O 
Cynthia Woodcock Fielder 
Julia Rowland Haslett 
Mark R. Haslett 
Douglas A. Holcombe O 
Susan Gordon Johnson O 
John T. Kolody O 
Juiie A. Lawrence 
Bonita Spiziri Ludwig 
Kenneth L, MacRitchie 
MaryE, McManus 
John R. Olcese 
Elizabeth Flemmg 

Janet Stagnitti Riina 
Vaughn S, Shappell 
Edward M, Sosik O 
Margaret Buicko Thompson 
Garry E. Vom Lehn O 
Robin R, Weikel 
RalphA.Wolckenhauer O 

Total Gifts: S31, 535.00 
SUF Gifts: 521,450.00 
Number of Donors: 77 
Participation Rate: 25% 

President's Associates 

W, Talbot Daley 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Charles D. Flack O 
Katht Stine Flack O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Rebecca M. Fuller O 
David W. Long O 
Philip B. Robeson • 

1858 Society 

Mark D. Burkhardt O 
Anthony J. Filer 
Lauretta F, Koenig • 
Lowell L. Leitzel O 
Eugene F. Meany O 
Mark R. Paules 
Nancy Reed Rock O 
Emily Flickinger White* 

Maroon Club 
Sheryl Carlton Trutt O 
Richard W. Helmuth O 
Jane E. Helsing 
Elizabeth Walsh Kreger O 
Patrick F. Kreger O 
Philip B.OIphinO 
David A. Rohrer • 
John G. Van Sickle O 
F. Nelson Weeks O 

Orange Club 
Douglas F. Bernegger O 
Charles L. Best O 
Steven P. Deck O 
Sheryl L. Heggs 
Bradford Hollinger O 
F. Curtis Ibbitson O 
Joseph C. Michetti • 
John B. Neuhauser O 
Jane O'Neill Rapant 


Lauren Runyon Bregenzer 
W. Richard Davis • 
Timothy F. Denard O 
Barbara Keller Dertouzos O 
Thomas E. Dertouzos O 
Joanne D'Onofrio Diluigi • 
Beverly Asmus Dorman 
William J. Dorman O 
Martha E. Dudich 
Sheila M. Eckman O 
Susan Zimmerman Elliott O 
Scott A. Felter 
William B. Fortune O 
Marjorie Brouse Gaul 
MarkR. Gaui 
Scott D. Harris O 
Robert C. Hutchinson O 
Juel Casey Klepadio O 
Rosanne Bohner Klinger O 
Daniel G. Kohler 
Kurt H. Kohler 

Mary L. Miller • 
Charlene Everett Olcese 
Keith E.Paterson 
Barbara Waddon Pelak 
Frances L. Pflieger 
Nancy Byer Post 
Jack B. Rader O 
David W. Rispoli 
Laurie Morgan Roth 
Ronald R. Roth 
John D. Schwartz 
Debra Sobecki Shah O 
Dennis A. Shoemaker 
Robert S, Smith 
Jeffrey H.Steltz 
JoBeth Pfaff Stone O 
Richard J. Thomas O 
Mark J. Vincenzes O 
Cindy Ball Vitto 
Paul F Wilson 
Thomas W. Wolf O 
Charles A. YoderO 
Deborah Gaydosh Zaionis 
Robert C. Zimmerman 

Total Gifts: $51,953.91 
SUF Gifts: $28,592.50 
Number of Donors: 72 
Participation Rate: 27% 

President's Associates 

Victor R. Boris 
David L. Liebrock O 
E. Lynne Campbell 
Liebrock O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Brian D.Archibald 
Robert F. Buckfelder O 
Bruce C. Fehn 
Katherine Allen Fehn 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Hadiey K. Brown 
James A. Hallo 
Keith H. Hewitt O 
Jeanne Davis Horovitz O 
Roderick E. Kerr 
Lynn M. Sarf • 

1858 Society 
Jeffrey M. Harlow O 
William J. Jones 
Barbara Samuel Loftus O 

Maroon Club 

Anthony C. Dissinger 
Donald R Ooorley O 
Michael G. Kennedy 
Bruce D, Koenecke O 
Jo-Ann Smith Skinner O 
Joseph L.Ventresca 
Donna Zawacki Birosak O 

Orange Club 
John P. Birosak O 
Gerald G. Huesken 

Deborah Schneider Jacobi 
Dennis G. Martz 
Melinda Scovell McGrory 
Douglas A. Miller 
Naseem N. Momin O 
Katherine McAllister 

Neuhauser O 
Albert M, Noggle 
Tracy Hawke Perrapato 
Christen Hefler Reinert 
Joan Brouse Rifkin 
RobynA. Schnell O 
Deborah Clemens 

Werronen O 
Michael L.White O 


Cheryl Rahlfs Atkinson 
David E.Atkinson 
Ronald L. Brett • 
Jill Simpson Cohen O 
Stephen P. Crovrther O 
Robin Strohecker 
DeLamater O 
Mark E. Diluigi • 
Kevin J. Drury 

Kathleen Chadwick Erdman 
Susan Gale Fitchett • 
William S. Flather 
Joan Domin Hentges 
Frederick L, Hickman O 
James A. Kurras 
Timothy B. Lawlor O 
Kent V Littlefield 
Lynn Cornett Looloian O 
Toni-Marie McGlynn-Long O 
Barbara Donadio McKenna O 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Linda Ridout McKown O 
Ann McAuliffe Minton O 
Bruce E. Moore 
Howard G. Paul O 
Terry L. Reese O 
Susan M. Reisch O 
James W. Reyle O 
Virginia Schlack Rothenberger 
Martha Miller Schwartz 
Debra Fox Taylor 
Louann Morsberger Tracy 
Lisbeth Baird Visone 
Kenneth R. Vomacka O 
Elizabeth Hall Xanthis 
John R Xanthis 

Total Gifts: 515,562.50 
SUF Gifts: $12,462.50 
Number of Donors: 95 
Participation Rate: 34% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

N. Jean Hedrick Budd 
Steven K. Budd 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Edwaid R.Barben O 
Sherry Seiple Barben O 
Roberta Andrew Hewitt O 
Robert W. Patane 
Joseph Stein O 

1858 Society 

Susan Yetka Bucks 
Thomas E. Bucks 
Michael J. Herman O 
Lawrence D. Hutchison O 
Daniel R, Kagan O 
Cynthia A. Mattern 
R.Todd Rossel 
William 8. Wescott* 
Donna R.Wissinger 

Maroon Club 
William L. Boulden O 
Carl F Christiansen 
Mark R. Cummins 
Patricia Farley Dissinger 
Donald A. Egge O 
Karen L. Hackman 
Edward ?. Haggerty 

Larry D. Hlldebrand O 
Christine Evans Kennedy 
David C. Lutcher 
Janet Oakes Melton 
Patricia Lacombe Murphy 
Elisabeth A. Ryan 
James I. Weigley 
Jane Babinski Weigley 
Darrell K.Wilson 

Orange Club 
Bryon H. Bucher O 
William N. Garrett O 
David R. Getz O 
Robert C. Irwin 
Mark £. Kuester O 
Sara Saunders Kuester O 
Kristine Oddsen Lamb O 
Linda Fennimore Lippincott O 
J. Scott Mitchell O 
Paul J. Mueller O 
Barbara Bozzelli Ross O 
Michael P. Scheib 
Richard A. Ward O 


Anne E.Anderson 
Donna DeCaro Appelgate 
Susan King Ashley 
Kathy Smith Bailey 
Rick L.Bailey 
Brian V. Bercher 
Deborah M. Bernhisel 
Joiee Ruch Boehmer O 
Kathleen Lehman Boushie 
David R. Breymeier 
Meagan lampietro Burke 
Elaine Bruengger Callahan 
Peter J. Callahan 
Jane Wiedemann Candela 
Debra Peragino Carter O 
Connie Johnson Clutcher O 
John F Clutcher O 
Paulette E. Cohen O 
Denise A. Connerty 
Jane Kadenbach 

Di Girolamo O 
Tura Hammarstrom Dickert 
John M. Eby 
Richard T Fell 
Bruce E. Figgatt 
D. Margaret Thoms 

Govelitz O 
Jean Craig Hallowell 

William C. Hart O 
Jill White Holmes O 
Frederick G. Jaeschke 
Paul L, Johnson 
Audrey Klijian O 
David J. Lantz 
Patricia Sost Laniz O 
N. Lorraine Behrmann 

Wayne T Lupoie O 
Kenneth P. Maehl 
Lori Thomas McCue 
Mary Pitorak Miller O 
James G. Montgomery 
Todd B. Morgan 
Judy Feidt Musselman 
Donna Foland Neilley 
Hester M. Null 
Joseph J. Parcel 
John J. Peles O 
Kathy Freeman Richards O 
Judith A. Rile 
Stephen D. Rupe 
Barbara A. Vierow 
Debbie Robinson Wolfert • 

Total Gifts: $38,647.50 
SUF Gifts: $38,622.50 
Number of Donors: 70 
Participation Rate: 30% 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

David R. Odenatli O 
Ellen Schmidt Odenath O 

President's Associates 

Jeffrey S. Gicking O 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Richard H. Pohl 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Wendy George Ripa O 

1858 Society 

Erin Hoff Coyne O 
Thomas H. Coyne O 
Janice Gaschen Herman O 
Peter S.Johnson 
David E. Lindquist O 

Susan Odjakjian 
Richard F Shade O 

Maroon Club 

Steven J. Barrett 
Lee A. fasnacht O 
Margaret J. Hamilton O 
Ishrat M. Khan 
Robert J. Purcell 
Victor J. Soboiewski 
Joseph H. Warren 

Orange Club 

Alan A. Babp 
Louise Filardo Beer O 
Betsy Hulse Doyle 
Joseph R. Johnson 
Debra Holzhauer Louden 
Sharon Vreeland Miller 
Robert K. Reid 
James H. Ruitenberg 
Donald E. Sipe O 
Shawn Eckman Sipe O 
Jeffrey R.Towne 
Michael A. WakhO 


Jennifer Gamble Allebach O 
Daniel A. Barner O 
David C. Bateman 
Cheryl A. Burchfield O 
Guthrie M. Burke 
Robert G. Campbell 
Laurie Ritson Dougherty 
Robert C. Drugan 
Nancy Widmann Duffy • 
Julia Trotter Fortmuller 
Richard B. Geib 
M. Melissa Lewis Glassmire 
Bradford F Green 
Elizabeth Niedner Green 
John M. Hilton 
Robin Swenk Hilton 
Samuel B. Hoff O 
Robin Gallo Hutchinson O 
Lloyd P. Jones 
Robert W. Knapp 
Ellen Knutson Kramm O 
Susan L. Kuba 
Cynthia Lewis McPeak 
Javier R Martinez 
Lee M. Mclntyre 
Sandra Knutsen Miesse O 

Peter D. Mower 
Peggy Lobsitz Mullaney 
Joyce E. Pangburn 
Madeline V. Pearson 
Christine Faust Serman 
Sally Cole Showalter O 
Michael W. Smith 
Janeen Kruse Wadzita • 
Janis Miller Wagner O 
Eric S. Walker O 
Sherry Rohm Woodward 
William J. Zimmermann • 

Total Gifts, - , ■ " 
SUF Gifts: $15,168.00 
Number of Donors: 67 
Participation Rate: 26% 

Benjamin Kurt2 
Gold Circle 
Edward J. Farr 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Nancy Swan Abbott 
Alayne Hunter Fessler O 
Robert H. Fessler O 
Cornelia Klee Hall O 
Douglas A. Kniss 

1858 Society 

William F Batdorf O 
Alicia Balfe Gaul O 
Susan K. Harrold 
Michael A. KlingO 
Sara B. Klingaman 
Joel C, Tokarz 
James I Weyant O 

Maroon Club 

LdriSii Rupeiks Cashour 
Paul J. Helleren 
Walter J. Krzastek O 
David F. Lynch 
Wendy Lauer Mirll O 
Letha Wolfgang Palczynski 
Joan F. Penniman O 
Robert N.Whitmoyer O 
Charles ZIock 

Consecutive years giving: O 5 to 9 | O 10 to 24 | • 25 oi more 

WINTER 2009 ■ Susquehanna CAirrents 


Rates of Participation 2007-08 

















'27-39 '40 '41 '42 '43 '44 '45 '46 '47 '48 '49 '50 '51 '52 '53 '54 '55 '56 '57 '58 '59 '60 '61 '62 '63 '64 '65 '66 '67 '68 '69 '70 '71 

Class Year ^^h Maroon bars indicate increased participation from 2006-07 


72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 '80 '81 '82 '83 '84 '85 '86 '87 '88 "89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 


Orange Club 
Anne Lembach Bucher O 
Fredefick L. Dimuccio 
Mary Brennan Huesken 
Brenda Parks Krill O 
Robert C. Leslie 
Cynthia Darnall Samaha 
Stephen C. Samaha 
Linda Perritt Ward O 


George R. Amols 
James R. Barker 
Mark A. Billow 
Roland C. Blakeslee O 
Ellen Einsfeld Blaszky O 
Judy Cfitelli Burkholder O 
William S, Carson 
Michael A. Contreras 
Cathy Davies-Harmon 
Lauren Sawyer Drury 
Marie A. Gore O 
Lynda Ruby Guinan O 
William F. Guinan O 
Catherine Hartman Ham 
Susan S. Hudock 
Emily Anderes Kirkegard O 
MarkT. Kramm O 
Arthur S, Loomis 
Susan Mandell 
JohnW. McEvoy 
Holly Mentzell-Falcon O 
Alan W. Mudrick O 
Linda Klages Muir 
Cynthia Stengel Paris 
Frederick G. Pleiffer 
G. Edward Reck 
Karl A. Reuther 
Mardi Finkelstein Smith O 
Karen Johnson Thompson O 
LynnMoscaTrinchera O 
Michael G. Trone 
Elizabeth KennerlyVieira 
Robin K. Vieira 
LynnJacobyVinegra O 
Jill Zerbe Walker 
Robert C. Zaiewski 

Total Gifts: 525,41 1,50 
SUF Gifts; 523,386.50 
Number of Donors: 66 
Participation Rate: 23% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 
Dwighi W. Gordon O 
Virginia A. Lloyd O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

John D, Brown-Christenson 
Mary Brown-Christenson 
Richard R. Evans 
William A. James 
John F. Ripa O 
John J. Vay 
Lawrence J. Weil O 
Pamela Marino Weiss 
Diane Croft Wesche O 
Jane E.Wissinger 

1858 Society 

Eric A. Bartholomew© 
Diane Ulman Bryson 
William D. Bryson 
Todd G. Burns O 
Ellen Miller Rogers O 

Maroon Club 

Robed J. Califra O 
Stephen A. Gustitis 
Louis Marinaccio O 
Loriie Carlsen Nantz 
Stephen L. Neff 
Michael D. Pinkerton 
Dorothy E.Wesner • 

Orange Club 

Mark D. Bornman O 
Christina Finkler Conroy 
Betsy I. Kluge O 
Julie Brown Mitchell O 
Nancy Mullens Reiling 
ScottW. Suhring* 
Barbara VoelkerTowne 
van Riemsdyk O 


Arthur L.Augugliaro 
Catherine Compton 

Caulfield O 
Christopher S. Corsig O 
Patricia Polaneczky 

Karen A. Ford O 
Douglas E. Garman 
J. Matthew Greenshields O 

Charles H. Grube 

Jane Castiglioni Hahn 

J. Bridget Shannon Hancock 

Walter W. Hancock 

Lisa McGrath Harkins 

Gary J. Kraemer 

Charlotte Bartholomew Leidy 

Gregory D. Lowe 

Lisa Campbell Lynch O 

Steven E. Nunn 

Stephen C. Obici 

Richard D. Pecht 

Brent E. Pfeiffer 

Peter R, Rile 

Susan Stetler Sands O 

Eileen Ganley Scanlan 

BethA. SchlegelO 

D. Zachary Smith 

Kim Hane Snyder 

James P. Stetler 

Barry M. Stouffer 

William I.Tilghman 

Susan McLaughlin 

Van Dongen-Grigsby 
Cynthia Siever Weston O 
Kathleen SzwecWhalen 
Frank P White O 
Lori Gardner Wollman 

Total Gifts: 511,930.40 
SUF Gifts: 510,767.90 
Number of Donors: 77 
Participation Rate: 25% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Ronald R. Reese 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Jeffrey D. Morgan O 
Richard L. Shermer 
Sherri Apple Uehling 
Nicholas C.Valvano 
Richard TWatkinsO 

1858 Society 

MarciaWeaner Hutchison O 
Laura Hines Kling O 
James P. Olson 
Keith E. Stauffer 
M. Scott Tashjy 

Maroon Club 

David S. Cashour 
Cindy Welter Lynch 

Johanna Yeager Reisteter • 
David Z, Richards 
Lorella Puglielli Struzzi 
Mimi Rossell Wolfe O 

Orange Club 

Susan L.Asher O 
Ruth Hebel Bruner 
Thomas G. Bruner 
Jill Hippensteal Chuss O 
Stephen A. Contreras O 
Catherine Cook Davis 
Robert D. Holland O 
Audrey Schwarz Molettieri 
James E. Persing 
James S. Radvany O 
Helen L. Ross 
Paul E. Sacks 


Robert W. Ashe 
Jeanne McCarthy Augugliaro 
Leslie Thorburn Beauregard O 
Hope Macmurtrie Bowling 
John W. Bowling 
David S. Brookes 
Claire Malone Chadwick O 
Wayne R. Clark 
George C. Clarke 
Laurie Mosca Cocca O 
Lynn Parks Cohan O 
Michael W, Conway O 
David W. DeLuca O 
Brian J. Dietrich 
Michael S. Donahue 
Thomas J. Figmik O 
David C, Fisher 
Brendan A. Fitzpatrick 
Lori Kummerle Garman 
Nanq Wright Greenshields O 
MarcW. Gutleber 
Christine Shoaf Hester 
Susan W, Honeyman O 
Peter E. Jacobs O 
Michael D. Kistler O 
Barbara Reid Kraemer 
Sharon Melfe Kuehn 
Susan E. LaFrance O 
Laurie Smith Lowe 
Constance Snyder Malick 
Jamie L. Mitchell 

Donald S. Mott 
Jacqueline Rozzi Nilsen 
Polly Wilson O'Brien 
Karen Ness Pennett O 
Daniel M. Purdy 
Kim Hartman Ranck O 
Arthur M. Revak 
Claudia Pope Revak 
Eric R. Sauer 
Donald F. Scholl 
Vincent Shemanski 
Stephen I Tingley 
Sally Ediing Traczuk O 
John R.Weber 
Frederick W. Wollman 
Karen Backer Young 

Total Gifts: 527,317.50 
SUF Gifts: $25,680.00 
Number of Donors: 87 
Participation Rate; 28% 

President's Associates 

Martin J. Ortenzio 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 
Gregory J. Carr O 
Robert A. Fisk 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Anthony R. Distasio 
Robert H. Fowler 
Susan Kees Morgan O 
Thomas A. Voll 
DavidA.Whitmore O 

1858 Society 

Jeffrey E. Anderson O 
Steven J, Chappelear O 
James W. Follweiler O 
Laurinda D. Lees O 
Steven L. Schongar O 
Kenneth A. Tashjy 
David J. Walker O 
Suzanne Wilkinson Walker 
Jewel Williamson-Burns 
Karen Schmid Wilson O 

Maroon Club 

Brenda Larson Barrett 
Vincent J. Cavalea O 
John C. Farr O 

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Donor Profiles 

Ken Tashjy '83 


Wcsttbrd, Mass. 


General Counsel, Massachusetts 
Community College System 


Kunes Memorial luiul 

How long I've supported SU: 

Since 2007 

Why giving to SU is important to me: 

"As you get older wliat draws you back to your college aren't bricks and rnortar 
but the connections you arc able to maintain, (^oacb (Charlie Kunes, the 
longtime wrestling coacli who pa.ssed away in 2006, was an instrumental figure 
In my experience at Susquehanna. 1 and a lot of former wrestlers are happy to 
contribute to a memorial outside the Ciarrett Sports Complex to support 'he 
memory of Coach and Mrs. Kunes." 

Michael 5. Hitfman 
Stephen J. Kindler O 
Ernest 1. Meisel O 
Rebecca Roman Meisel 

Orange Club 

David J. Abousslennan 
William A. Barnes 
Kathy Hasbrouck Bellman O 
Mary Mack Best 
EarleT. BittnerO 
Susan A. Coates O 
Kevin J. Cullinan O 
Theodore F. Decker O 
Rosario G. Greco 
Scott R. Jeffery 
Barbara Wans McGuire 
Alison Bird Muldoon O 
David W, Pov/ers 
Curtis E. ftimler 
Allison Camps 

van Riemsdyk O 
NessieShively Watson O 


Jennifer Palmer Barker 
Karen N. Bashore 

Darlene Baculis Bishop 
Keith Bray O 
Melissa Vines Cheyney O 
Karen E. Costello O 
Christine Kotsko DeLongis 
Nancy Barton DeLuca O 
Susan Cavanagh Duffy 
Robin L. Friedman O 
Richard L. Frotton 
Jean ElyGrube 
Shari Showers Haelig 
William H, Haelig 
Susan Klingler 

Heintzelman O 
James A. Henrichs 
Brian K. Hungarter 
Carol Redfern Jacobs O 
John R. Janiczek 
Thomas R. Johns 
Charies C.Jordan 
Pamela Grow Keiser O 
Susan Howe Kwiatek O 
Robert K. Lagerman 
Deborah A. Lias 
Brian W. Moyer 

L. Harvey Myer O 
George S. Ogin 
Joyce Dyer Osman O 
Susan Brett Palatini O 
Chris A. Pembeiton 
Susan Lockard Posey 
Robert W. Rossi 
George D. Rudisill 
Joanna Moyer Rudisill 
Karen Janeski Sauer 
Kurt H. Schagen 
Karen L, Schoeller O 
Susan Bogovich Shemanski 
Joanne Ries Singh 
Manna Griffin Stalker 
Richard R. Sweger O 
Barbara A, Swenson 
Craig R.Tilton 
Glenn W.Vrabel O 

Total Gifts: SI 1,877.68 
SUF Gifts: S9,577.68 
Number of Donors: 63 
Participation Rate: 21% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Jay H. Feaster 
Thomas V. Hinkson 
Cynthia Adams James 
Winifred Keller Madden 
ChrisA. Markie 

1858 Society 
Lisa Huchler-Smith O 
Antoinette Pall Olson 
Patrick C. Smith O 
Bruce C. Wilson O 

Maroon Club 
Jamie Harris Cope 

PierreV, DuyO 
Carolyn Murphy Farr O 
Scott D. Gabel 

Eric J. Gfuseke 
Craig C. Howie 
Anne Berger Kinn 
Lisa Kapustay Turner 
Melanie Miller Werfel O 

Orange Club 

Alma-Lillian Kinn Abruzzo 
David G. Endahl O 
Lynn Allen Endahl O 
Suzanne Leach Magrowski O 
JackW. Purdy 
Richard E.Shriver 
John J.Turner 
Lawrence L. Walsh O 


David W. Ardrey 
J. Markert Arnold 
MarcieA, Barber O 
Paul J, Bentz O 
Randall R. Brown 
Barbara E. Clapp O 
Herbert W. Conover O 
Daniel L. Gallagher O 
Donna Schilling Ginader 
Pamela Schlerf Harshey O 
Diane Wissinger Hodgson 
Beverly Jones Hoehing O 
Jane Fichner Hungarter 
Susan Anderson Jabe! O 
Carolyn Bloxham Johnson O 
Gary R. Johnson O 
Anna Milheim Jordan 
Deborah Vol I KeaneO 

Christopher K. Lupolt O 
KirkW. McCrackenO 
Elizabeth Decker Messineo O 
Andrew P. Motel 
Melissa Jackson Robatto 
Ashley Davis Skuria 
Jennifer Olson Smith 
Teresa C. Sol O 
Alice Perlman Sprenger 
Kenneth H. Stettlet O 
John A. Stoudt 
Catherine Sieben Taylor 
Annette Tomarazzo 
Eric D. Ulsh O 
Lisa Ledeboer VogI O 
Stephen A. Vorel O 
R. Eugene Wagner O 
Susan Weber 

Total Gifts: S55,800.00 
SUF Gifts: $4,800,00 
Number of Donors: 48 
Participation Rate: 16% 

President's Associates 

Gold Circle 

Gloria Faylor Karchner O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Jamie L.Apple 

Maroon Club 

Sally Murphy Coughlin 
Brandon Forsyth Deatly 
Dorothy Johnson Howie 
Christopher A. Thorsheim 

Orange Club 

Melissa Miller Barnes 
Jocelyn Hoffman Cogen 
Kelly Ramsdell Fineman O 
John H. Hoare 
Geraldine Gorman 

Horrigan O 
Michael E. RItter 
Eileen Gruebel Ruzicka O 
Kevin J.Akner 


Tracy Gerard Akner 
JanisA. Bartholomew© 
Ronalyn Decker Bingaman 

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Robert M, Chappelear O 

Donna Hansen Doherty 

Kathryn Darwin Davis 
Pamela J. Deisher O 

Thomas P. Doherty 
Stephanie Foglia Donato 

2007-08 SUF GIFTS 

Scott E. Deitch 

Donald P. Harnum 

(by source) 

Jeffrey W. Dentler 

Kathryn Kissinger Snowe O 




James P, Digan 

David A. Sweigard O 



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Ann Hubley Fehr 

Orange Club 



Richard E. Ferry O 

Leslie Fell Edge O 


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Oenise Symonds Kennedy O 

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Margaret Anne 

Ronald H. Kennedy 

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Finley Flournoy 
Scott K. Hayward 
Caria Shreiner Johns 

Michael L. Leitzel 

Kathy Forrest McLoughlin O 

William R. Swinehart O 

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Mary E. Kuchka 

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Terri Gleichmann Kugler 


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Pamela Holland Lashbrook 

Douglas A. Alderdice 

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Holly Rider Lauler 

Cindy Arbogast-RoyerO 


Jennifer Colson Lowry 

Cathy Jones Bailey 



David B. Nolle 

Cindy Peterson Bello 


Christopher D. Pauley O 

Patrice Carrigan Byrne 

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Deborah Zimmerman 

Diann L. Doelp 


Pigott O 

KellyA. Doerr 


Theodore K. Reese O 

Stephen C. Euler 
Catherine Svetec Fennel! 

Brigitte Richter-Hajduk 

Carolyn Bastress Savastano 

Andrew J. Gallagher 

Kevin R McCaffery O 

1858 Society 

Andrew R, Siegel O 

Caroline Hackel Garrigan 

Martin R. McDonnell 

Daniel C. Boop O 

Christopher F Simone 

Jeffrey G. Garrigan 1 

otal Gifts: $3,587.50 

David M, Oczypok 

Jeffrey B. Cole 

Michael A. Skarbek 

Philip C. Hirsch 5 

UF Gifts: $2,937.50 

Kenneth J. Pizzico 

Diane R. Meyers O 

Colleen M. Sullivan O 

Thea Stovner Kelm 1 

^lumber of Donors: 33 

Laura Marr Rees O 


Wendy Ammon Testa 

Carolanne Rogers f 

Participation Rate: 12% 

Diane Felty Rice O 

Pamela DeVitoVenturella 


Roxanne Robinson O 

Maroon Club 

Stephanie Riggs Whitney O 

Janet Wyllie Lambert 1 

858 Society 

Stephen C. Schweitzer 

John P Dog urn 

Michele Bridges Lopez T 

homasA. Haines O 

Andrew B. Smallacombe 

Christopher J. Donato 

Craig R. Orr T 

homas P Kauffman O 

Barbara Ignatieff Stoltenborg 

PaulA. LesicaO 

Nancy Benton Palmerin 

Elizabeth I.Tenney 

Stacy Brechbiel Rohrer O 

Total Gifts: $5,120.00 

Deborah Guldner Pavio f 

Maroon Club 

William A. Valliere 

Scott M.TorokO 

SUF Gifts: $4,970.00 

Kenneth R, Peifer E 

lizabeth Huff Albright 

Linda HagelgansVerticelli O 

Number ol Donois: 55 

Allison Richards Pensyl O F 

obin L. Conrad O 

Dana Myers Walker O 

Orange Club 

Participation Rate: 19% 

Michael B. Quigley J 

3y V. George O 

Jeffrey E.Walker 

Michelle Zuniga Bors 

D. Mark Robinson 

Matthew J. Walker O 

Peter J. DiGiacomo 

Benjamin Kurtz 

Debra Beck Ronan O C 

(range Club 

Joseph M. Wallach O 

Christopher P Noah 

Silver Circle 

Jill Roberts Ryan L 


David E.Wiest 

Kathleen French Noah 

George C. Liberopoulos 

JohnT. Sansonetti O K 
Torr P, Schmey O 

larilyn L. Sierer 

Jeffrey M. Rehling O 
Paul C. Schweitzer O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Stan Share C 


Peter H. Stoma 

Peter J.Arduini 

Judith L. Sholtis E 

Hen Berry Codella 

Total Gifts: $6,205.00 

Donna Malone Troutman O E 

milie Schreffler Conover O 

SUF Gifts: $5,755.00 


1858 Society 

Julia Van SteenValliere D 

iana Nolle Deitch 

Number of Donors: 47 

James A. Balas O 

Susan Malyniak Pappert O 

Jennifer Thompson Walker V 

i/enette Krantz Drum 

Participation Rate: 16% 

Lynne Schoepe Bensarghin 

Joseph R Yakh O 

Heather McRoberts P 

atricia Corwell Fay 

Andrew H. Bowman 

Wallach O C 

arolyn S. Finkler O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Donna WenzCardillo 

Maroon Club 

Bryan J.Werner O C 

harles R. Keller 

Douglas B. Carlson 

Sarah Stone Carpenter O 

Joseph H, Boileau 

William Youngblood Jc 

)hn T. Lafferty O 

Annamarie Stewart 

David W. Brown O 

Andrew A. Zimmerman 

Cockreham O 


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* Deceased 

2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Sharon Tirpak Collins 
Rebecca Lent Correllus 
Ann E. Dewitt 
Randy W. Donkochik O 
Catherine M. Dorko O 
Barbara Rostiac Fernandez O 
Ginger Goss Galliher O 
John E. Homestead 
Joan Book Kime O 
Steven C. Kime O 
Mark F. Koskulitz O 
James A, Muller 
Christopher D. Olbrich O 
Ronald R Parisi 
Walter A. Patton O 
Michael C. Pizzico O 
Brian D. Pope 
Paula Vincent Romanski O 
Bradford B. Sahler 
BarryW. SheibleyO 
Karen Ledebuhr Spohn 
Joseph A. Wolfe 
Victoria Fagan Womer 
Angela B. Yarnilsky 

Total Gifts: 13,580.00 
SUF Gifts: $3,530.00 
Number of Donors: 38 
Participation Rate: 14% 

1858 Society 
Kimberly Paulsen Boop O 

Maroon Club 

Daniel S. Barker 
Claudia Calich 
William G. Kadel O 
Carrie Neff Mitchell O 

Orange Club 

Malcolm A. dinger 
David E. Cooley 
Margaret M. Farmer 
Anita Montz Hariton O 
Kevin! Sharpe O 
Meg-Ann Sorber O 


Jay R. Camassa 
Karen Nester Ceh 

Mark A, DeLawter 
Andrew D. Fiscus O 

Linda Knutson Fiscus O 
Peter G. Gehl 
Michael L. Herrold O 
Patrice Hetherington 
Patrick R, Housen 
Dianne Smith Humes 
Susan Johansen-Shiels O 
Kimberly R. Kelsey 
William G. Koch O 

Annmarie Oakley Kopey O 
Paul R. Kopey O 
Dana S. Leach 
Edward M. Lopez 
Sharon Stauffer Mazion 
Gregory J. Moraski 
Linda Davis Pizzico 
Eric C. Sarsony 
Carin Sattazahn Schrum 
Kelly Shalto Sheibley O 
Brian S. Stettler 
Philip E.Walker 
Barbara E.Weigle 

Total Gifts: $8,587.50 
SUF Gifts: $8,037.50 
Number of Donors: 58 
Participation Rate: 15% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Denise M.Ambrogio O 
Lois Kanaskie Martin 
Hugo J. Warns 
Douglas R.Wheeler 

1858 Society 

Brad C. Bishop 
Dennis S. McManus 

Maroon Club 

Christine Fitzgerald Dencker O 
Kelly G. Dencker O 
Bryan T Frack O 

Orange Club 
Michael R. Bell O 
Melissa Challice 

Casamassina O 
Jeffrey A. Elwell 
Dawn Campbell Eriandson 
William J. Erie O 

Kristen D. Growney 
Denise Guastella Rehling O 
Christopher L. Steiner O 
Andrew Y. Sung 
Donna R.Willbergh 


Laurie Voipe Densen 

Ted M. Doman O 
Donna Major Edmonds 
Richard T. Fenstermacher O 
Michael S. Flaherty O 
Daniel J. Goldstein 
Lauren Paddock Grelecki 
Samuel P. Gross O 
Carolyn Keelin Mauser O 
Heather Stephano Heckler O 
Traci Graczyk Hoelzel 
Thomas W. Hudocker 
Martina Burns Jasiewia O 
Denise Kacala 
Renee Greene Kanaskie 
Jennifer Ganter Kleinert O 
Richard D. Kuncken O 
Heather McCormick Lane 
Henry R. Lee 
Jennifer Varcoe Lee 
Christopher M. Milstead 
Eric J. Moskowitz 
Eric G. Mueller 
Melinda Cuddy Mueller 
James A. Nickerson 
Julianne Doupe Nickerson 
Stephanie Miller Patton O 
Janice Gessner Pence 
Douglas J. Price 
Mark G. Rank 
Kirsten Monier Riley 
Susan Berdela Sahler 
K. Eric Schmidt 
Laurie Erickson 

Semendinger O 
Robin Hastings Sheedy 
Melissa Weigle Stanley 
Steven H.Stepp O 
David T Szawlewicz O 
Debra Weissman 

Zuckerman O 

Total Gifts: $6,445.00 
SUF Gifts: $5,270.00 
Number of Donors: 44 
Participation Rate: 14% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Aaron B. Billger 
Keith R Henry O 
Martin A. Schweiter 
Melissa Herbster Schweiter 
Geoffrey A. Shearer 
Maura Sheefian Wheeler 

1858 Society 
William K. Loss O 
Lori Parker McManus 

Maroon Club 

R. Scot Ciccarelli 

Laura Tidemann Dishong 

Orange Club 

Heather Sheriff Abidi 

Lyn F. Benson 

Cheryl Edwards Gobin O 

John R Locke O 

Carrie Ratkus Roberts O 

Vicki Russell 

Mark E.Schmidt 


Kristin Lurowist Busch 
Karen Rosner Campi 
Kimberly Ediund Cox 
Robert Danielson 
Brendan J. Flynn 
Deborah Tachovsky Grant 
Scott D. Grant 
Melinda Heck Heiges O 
Jeffrey D. Hoffman 
Sandra Nichols Howard 
Ben-David Kaminski O 
Amy Troup Kline 
Cindy Faick Klus O 
Douglas J. Lankow 
Barbara Zimmerman Law 
Lamar D. Law 
Tammy Stamm Long O 
Laura Passaro Pomrinca 
Cindy Hamme Reichard O 
Michael Ricciardi 
Amy Rocereto Scott O 
Mona Patel Shah O 
ScottA. Stambaugh 
Patrick J. Stiadle 
Susan Holmes Weigle O 
Lauren Schumacher Will 
Bonita Lanzel Wingard 

Total Gifts: $6,727.90 
SUF Gifts: $5,627.90 
Number of Donors: 41 
Participation Rate: 14% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Jane Petersen Curran O 
Matthew E. Curran O 
Frederick A. Freed O 
Tammy Frailey Shearer 

1858 Society 

Douglas A. Boedeker 
Heather Maher Boedeker 
Michael 0. Bredehoeft O 
Thomas J. Dodd 

Maroon Club 

Ann Honicky Ciccarelli 
Mark R Dishong 
L. Paige Malin Donohoe 
Laura Viozzi Haldis 
Stacy L. Koppenhaver O 
Robert A, LabusO 
Howard D. Teitelbaum 

Orange Club 

Marie E. Burns 
Rebecca Bramer Deitrick 
Malachy F. Rice 
Kyle A. Shenk 


Salinda A. Arthur 
Patrick J. Birmingham O 
Kert-Ann O'Connor Byrne 
R.Andrew Cox 
Douglas L. Destephano 
Jennifer L. Devan 
James F, Gilchrist 
Kathleen B. Haydu 
Kenneth M. Heffnei O 
Shawn T Hines 
Tracy Tinsleylnall 
Christine Bukowski Johnson 
Linda Sodt Kadar 
Matthew M. Lundgren O 
Gloria M. Pugliese 
Ronald S. Ruschman 
Sarah Shofran Schmidt 
Alexander D. Shirk 
Kenneth K. Slover 

Consecutive years giving: O 5to 9 | O 10 to 24 | • 25 or more 

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Donor Profiles 

Adam Drapczuk '98 

Lauiciici.' I iarbor, N.J. 


CI'A, West - Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. 


.Susquehanna University r'und, i'ootball 

Alimiiii Associiitioii, Varsity (;lub 

How long I've supported SU: 

Since graduation in lyys 

Why giving to SU is important to me: 

"Other people provided opporlunities to us when we were .students. I want to 
give back so that current and future .students have the same level of opportunity- 
or even more than we had." 

Matthew E. Stark 
Amanda Labrecque Stevens 
Jennifer WinterZeitz O 

Total Gifts: $7,S45,00 
SUF Gifts: $5,69S.OO 
Number of Donors: 40 
Participation Rate: 12% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Stiver Circle 

Stanley i. Wilcox 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Renea Gummo Harbert 
Ashley Sheridan Henry O 
Catherine E. Luben O 
Kathy Kovatch Reamaii 
Richard T. Reaman 

1858 Society 

Heather Heath Rov^/e O 

Maroon Club 

Christopher J. Praul O 
John E. Shave O 
Christopher N. Sweeney O 

Jodilyn Tofts Turner 
Christopher W. Vardis 

Orange Club 

Kimberly Oaks Dommel 
Todd W. Donovan O 
Craig A. Jones O 
Timothy J. Murray O 
Lonnie L. Snyder O 
Christopher R.Tobash O 


Anthony M. Balistrere 
James K. Brumbach 
Ashlee EtzeweilerO 
Amy Jonas Gimbel 
Jennifer L. Hendricks O 
William J. Hesnan O 
Carol Haas Hoover 
Franklin D. Lane 
Gregory R Ligenza O 
Rebecca Valentine Marshall 
Julie Bentz McCullough 
D. Scott Novak 
Shari Zeger Rice 
Matthew F. Schwenk 
Nicole Sheetz Frith 
Kimberly Lanni Shirk 
Suzanne Strusz Sloan 

Steven R Sofranko 
Audrey Bow^man Stambaugh 
Allyson Lukasavage Swartz 
Melanie E.Williams O 

Total Gifts: $8,310.00 
SUF Gifts: $3,060.00 
Number of Donors: 36 
Participation Rate: 13% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Brant D. Hornberger 

1858 Society 

Anna Van Gilder Denechaud 
Jason M. Denechaud 
John D. Menditto O 

Maroon Club 

Jennifer L. Fry 
David C. Moretz O 
Brian J. Romeo O 
John E. Yonosh 

Orange Club 
Allison E. Grebe 
Shana Larkin Murray O 
Jeffrey A. Young O 
Rebecca Page Young O 


Deborah Sohn Blanchard 
Susan Neihart Brooman 
John E. Clifford O 
Joseph M. Dobrota 
Yvonne Young Esworthy O 
Kerri Spurr Gallaway O 
Karen Reader Gehers 
Gail L. Goshert O 
Denise M. Heim O 
Danielle Delduca Henn O 
JulieA. Lurowist 
Karen Cottrell Martz O 
Debora R. Montgomery 
Thomas A. Murphy 
Brian I Nelson 
Andrea Hughey Orso 
Heidi A. Peterson O 
Beverly A. Pfleegor 
Walter C. Pickett 
Tara Bulvin Reiprish 
Jeannie C. Stroup O 
Jeremy I Welther 
Denise Wehr Wetzel 

Total Gifts: $4,342.50 
SUF Gifts: $3,772.50 
Number of Donors: 40 
Participation Rate: 15% 

President's Associates 

Michael L. Fetterolf O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Jennifer L. McGonigle O 

1858 Society 

Christina Joyce Daczkowski 
Melissa D. Juniper 

Maroon Club 

Timothy M. Boyne 
Jason J. Harchuck 
Douglas D. Herr O 
Michelle LeFevre Shuff O 
Aaron S. Shurtleff O 

Orange Club 

Erick D. Hackenberg 


Shannon Gaughan Barrett 
Seth D. Baublitz 
Matthew C. Blanchard 
Jane Messinger Boyle 
Kimberly Dunkle 
ChristyW. BrouseO 
Kristine Sgrignoli Davison O 
Tanya A. Delellis O 
Amy Cashman Dressier 
Craig R. Dyer 
Jill Lesher Fogleman O 
Lucy Smith Gonzalez O 
JennaT Gross O 
Anne Kern Gussow O 
Tracy A. Hayes 
Ellen Balzer lorio O 
Susan Bryan James O 
Kyle D. Kelly 
Dayne Lash O 
Pirjo N. Mace 
William L Masten O 
Elizabeth Lordi McGonagle 
Brandon J. Naples 
Betsy L. Neibert 
Kristen Tribendis O'Sullivan 
Heather Styers Reid 
Shane W.Steiger O 
Kristin Colello Terzano O 
Asawari D.Vengurlekar 
Lisa Howarth Wheeler 

Total Gifts: $4,767.50 
SUF Gifts: $4,247.50 
Number of Donors: 34 
Participation Rate: 11% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Melissa Fetsko Eldredge 
Margaret Johnson 

Kelly Klinger Perfect O 

1858 Society 

Stacey Mancine Koloski O 

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Bold: Dono( every year since graduating 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Maroon Club 
Jennifer Wolny Shurtleff 

Cheryl E.White O 
Christopher G.Wolfe O 
Heather Mintz Yonosh 

Orange Club 

Mark E. Alois 

Tammy Shutters Alofs 
Lisa Clapper McGuire O 


Jeremy J. Bouman 
Mark Ashley Boyle 
Jennifer Lukach Bradley O 
Michael J. Bradley O 
Ashley Smith Christie 
Tara McManus Dietz 
Jamie L. Doyle 
Leonard A. Ebel 
Lisa M. Fulton 
Rebecca Audet Gallagher 
Jason A. Gregory 
Adam R. Hackenberg 
Amy Leiter Kauffman 
ZebA. Kenyon 
Timothy R Marks O 
Katrine M. Bobbins 
Colleen O'Donnell 

Rodrigues O 
Cassandra Henry Rumbaugh 
Jeffrey R. Rumbaugh 
Heather S. Sheldon 
Brad G, Shofran 
Holly D. Sivec 
Stephen M.Wheeler 

Total Gifts: S6,634.97 
SUF Gifts: $6,469.97 
Number of Donors: 43 
Participation Rate: 11% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Meghan E. Quinn Dorr 
William E. Sordoni 

1858 Society 

Joseph B, Savaria O 
Kristen Jones Savaria 

John L. Sheldon 

Maroon Club 

Cheryl Crooker Holsberry O 
Jennifer Smith Miller O 
ChaHes R. Salter O 

Orange Club 

Stephanie McCobb Cyr O 
Thomas A. Dempsey 
Robert L. Dunkleberger 
Scott I Stracka O 


John R. Bardsley 
LisaA. BarellaO 
Amy Kastner Barley 
Kevin L. Barley 
Melissa Zelensky Bellino 
Kevin C. Brodzinski 
Nathan 0. Buoiivin 
Stad Cesari Burgess O 
Kiisten Dame Carrier 
Cathy DiBonaventura O 
Joseph M. Dolinich 
Daylyn A. Finnegan 
Dina A. Fornataro-Healey O 
Michael S. Hardy 
Kathryn Hollabaugh 
Kimberly Bierman Lusch O 
Christopher MacVicar 
Mary Scaily MacVicar 
Kristen Anderson Mattera 
Adrienne Dabrowski 

Moran O 
James C. Moran O 
Scott E. Osborn O 
Heather L. Parent 
Jacqueline Sgroi Piccolo O 
Melody Singer Rhoads 
Paul T Rushton O 
Dana Brenner Salerno 
Todd J. Shaffer 
Michelle Lewandowski 

Damian J.Wachter 
Joy E. Walters O 

Total Gifts: S9,386.05 
SUF Gifts: $8,652.73 
Number of Donors: 51 
Participation Rate: 15% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Martin L. Pinter O 

President's Associates 


Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Jennifer Rojek Barton O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Dam Beam 

Maroon Club 
Adam E. Drapczuk 

Kristina L. Norton 
Julie A. Morrison O 
M. Scott Sagar O 
Jennifer Elkins Strauss O 
Wendy Ann Wesoloskie 

Orange Club 

Ryan D. Clouser 
Tamara Goll Gabrielsen 
Gregory C. Kile 

Jennifer Ferraro Piazza 
Michael G. Piazza 
Keith Roush O 
Susan Colby Suozzo O 


Peter M. Bergonzi 
Shane C. Blake 
Anthony J. Borgueta O 
Eric R. Ciaverelli O 
Kathryn M. Cloutman 
Karen Jarocki Croweli 
Juliet De Mola O 
R, David Diem 
Heather Follett Doherty 
Lisa Mackenzie Dolinich 
Heather Newberger Dray 
Sharon Hooker Edwards 
Alison Hess Fishell 
Amy Fortier O 
Margaret Matovic Gilbert 
Matthew R Gilbert 
David J. Hausman O 
Emily Burns Hoffman O 
Robert M.Joppa 
Carol Bucanelli Krajewski 
Larissa Kerpchar Lemp 
Susan E. McCann 
Byron L. Mikesell O 
Jennifer E. Mosko 
Veronica Jaeger O'Sultivan 
Heidi Richards Peat 
April Woodward Rothermel 
Michael Salerno 
Julie Daws Shannon 
Jill HengeyStaats 

Christy Graham Willard 
Thomas P Williams O 
Robert C. Wimer O 
Michael C. Zisa O 

Total Gifts: $5,259.87 
SUF Gifts: $4,667.93 
Number of Donors: 58 
Participation Rate: 15% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Charles H.R. Bull O 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Brian D. Chapman 

Nicholas L. Stephenson O 

Maroon Club 
Patricia L. Arbogast 
Brandon S. Beaver O 
Marissa Jadrosich-Forget O 
Deborah E. Kline 
Eric L. Knepp 
Lauren H, Lezak 
Julie Stover Padbury 
Cory Doeringer Popovich O 
Neil A. Popovich 
Amy v. Smith O 

Decade Program Honors Young Alumni 

Ihc nccadc Program ci)atiiuii.'s to recognize the generous gitt.s of young 
ahinini I'roni the last lo years. The Decaiie Program was established during 
the tall of 1998 and offers a .special invitation tor young akinini to join the 
President's Associates and Benjamin Kurt/ Society with gifts of $1,000 or less. 
While leadership gifts of $1,000 and more are vitally important to SU, gifts of 
all sizes are equally as significant when coming from alumni just beginning 
their professional lives beyond the SU campus. We congratulate all young 
alumni for their gifts to the university, and we w'elcome our new young 
alumni leader.ship donors. 

Decade membership giving levels during 2007-08: 

'98 and earlier '99-'02 

Benjamin Kurtz Society $1,000 $500 

Kurtz Society Silver Circle $2,500 $1,000 

Kurtz Society Gold Circle $5,000 $2,500 

President's Associates $10,000 $5,000 











Consecuiive years giving; O 5to9 | O 10 to 24 | • 25 or more 

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Orange Club 

Colleen Young Affrime 
Joshua N. Affrime 
Amy Harmon Dempsey 
Paul H. Harrison 
Victoria A. Long O 
Capn Nance Matthew 
Scott C Miles 
Alison Griffie Parker O 
Abigail Byrnes Peffer 


Sarah Wright a'Becket 
John J. Amoroso 
Akiile Berhanu 
Jennifer L, Bourque O 
Alan W. Brokate 
Christina fvlulhern Burney 
James B. Felter O 
Heidi L. Glatfelter 
lennifer Chaikivsky Harrison 
Brooke R. Henning 
Molly Gainard Kearns 
Charles M. Keeports 
Katharine Winship Keeports 
Jamie Krauss Kistler 
Sabrina Comarnitsky Korbel 
Martha Cassidy Krohn 
Dalenc Varney LaPointe O 
Judith Carletta Larsen 
Barbara Jones Leek 
Melenie Orendorf 

Lynda P. Maniscaico 
Kathryn Homsher Marks O 
Jarnie Miller Moyer 
Stephen A. Redeker O 
Donna F. Ross 
Kelly fogel Saylor O 
Michael L. Saylor O 
Michael A. Schaefer 
Angela Happel Schreffler 
Margaret B. Slocum O 
Kathryn M. Spence O 
Bryan D. Thistlethwaile O 
Lauren K. Urquhart 
Bryan W. Waagner 
Jason M.Wolfe 
Jenny Wunderle 

Total Gifts: $4,728.90 
SUF Gifts: $4,093.90 
Number of Donors: 49 
Participation Rate: 14% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Luke R. Eddinger 

Erica Weaver Stephenson O 
Joanne Marquardt 

Tfoutman O 
Craig E.Wallis 
Dana Makowski Wallis 

Maroon Club 

Lucas D. Newcomer 
Amy Matzuk O'Connor 

Jeffrey W, Orlando 
Kathleen McFarland 

Mark E. Yerger 
Theresa Shirk Yerger 

Orange Club 

Angela J. Hoot 
Janel C. White 


Eileen M. Arcangeli 
Lisa Swinsburg Baker 

Daniel P. Billings 
April Wynick Blake 
Jennifer Becker Blunt 
Aaron S. Brock O 
Joshua H. Brown O 
Erin E. Callahan 
Mariano Cromartie 
Mackenzie Pfeifer Dabo 
Jennifer Black DeBell 
Elizabeth Dollhopf- 

Cheryl A. Fell O 
Jennifer Fasnacht Fischer 
Kerri Mattern Fitz 
Sarah E. Gregonis O 
Gail Derrer Nines 
Donna Lepp Kaler 
Courtney Hoover Kelly 
Rachel Phillips Kirk 
Renee J, Lathrop 
Noelle Marconi 
Maiinda Gitt Mikesell O 
Timothy E. Mosebey 

Andrea R. Noel 
Deborah Cline Pensinger 
Benjamin C. Phillips 
Melissa J. Ruozzi 
Danielle Ross Schwab 
Ryan R Szuch 
Amanda Thistle-Natalie 
Shawna L. Trout 
Karen L.Waibel 
Sarah Costello Westervelt 
Matthew H. Wolny 
Leah J.Wyar 

Total Gifts: $4,846.90 
SUF Gifts: $4,121.90 
Number of Donors: 54 
Participation Rate: 16% 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

Karyn Kern Pinter 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

JamesA. Dunlop 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Judy Newcomer 
Scott C.Trumbauer 

Maroon Club 

Garrett E. Bissell 
David B.WonderlickO 

Orange Club 

Kristin Gilbert Clouser 
Michael R. Davis 
Elizabeth Nagy Hogle O 
Joy Pretz Hosier O 
Lyie D. Hosier O 
Michael Kelly 
K. Casey LoRusso 
Michael J. Witcoskie 


Alexis Adamovich-Thornton 
Megan Wood Arbour 
Laura Armstrong 
Anne Williams Bale 
Sarah Battistini 
Kate Leonard Borgueta 
Amy Ely Bush 

John P. Christiansen 
Jocelin Johnson Damien 
Kristen Wise D'Angelo 

Benjamin S. DeBell O 
Emily S. Dugan 
Melissa Wells Felter O 
Christa Snyder Finney 
Nicole M. Flicker 
Cassandra Keener Gulden O 
Kimberly J, Hargrove 
Megan Hess 
Ryan A. Mollis O 
Hanneli Webber Hudock 
Michael R Hudock 
Charles E. Jones 
Timothy Kearcher 
Shannon I. Klagholz 
Karen A. Kloiz 
Lauralee Kramer 
Monica Spotts Leitzel 
Philip D. Manseau 
Joshua R. Martin 
Sarah Hancock Martin O 
Michelle Mclntyre-Brewer 
Gretchen Roehrich McKinley 
Courtney Beggs Mello 
Julia Fischer Mennerich 
Lynne Helcoski Murray 
Kelly Franklin Nowak 
Karen Summerhill O'Donnell 
Tanni Rase O'Donnell 
Katherine Offerman 
Adam Reemts 
Charlotte Murray Reemts 
Francisco Rendon 
Erica C. Shively 
Jeffrey A. Steever 
Linda D. Sundstrom 
Katherine Minton 

Philip J. Tackett 
Heidi Kistner Welsh 
Aaron C. Zelsloft 
Christine Foster Zisa O 

Total Gifts: $5,137.92 
SUF Gifts: $4,787.92 
Number of Donors: 49 
Participation Rate: 12% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Gold Circle 

Andrew J. Florio 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

M.Anne Penman Eddinger 
Ryan M. Franks 
Valerie Bodam Franks 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Stephen P Bishop 
Eric R. Farman 
Bridget O'Malley 

Emily Davis Newcomer 
Catherine Schoenleber O 
Brian R.White O 
Erin Clouser Wolfe 

Orange Club 
Riley Newcomer 

Evan A. Dresser 
Meagan LeBreton Dresser 
Kathleen M. Pasek 
Aaron L.Vastine 

Timothy P Weston 


Sara J. Adams 
Marybeth BehlerAttieh 
Michelle C. Badorf 
Melanle Note Brock 
Brian J. Bush 
Adam T Cole 
Alma M. DeRojas 
Cathleen M, Ellis 
NikkiA. Gergel 
John C. Hoffman 
Scott Hollenbach 
Colleen B. Kennedy 
Katherine 0, Koch 
Sarah K. Lauro 
Susan E. Lischner 
Megan E. McMullen 
Amanda Brown Murphy 
Mark D. Norman 
Matthew D. Shaffer 
Kristen Owen Smeltz 
Nathan P Snyder 
Beth A. Sullivan 
Rachel Burke Talley 
Colleen Wakeley 

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Bold: Donor every year since graduating 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Donor Profiles 

Carl '03 and Jody 

Guillemette '04 Steidel 



Ithaca, N.Y. 


Jody —Music teacher for special needs 
slmlcnts, Tompkins- Seiieca-Tioga BOCES 
Carl— Assistaiil Dean of the Alice Cook House, 
("oriicll University 


Annual fund, unrestricted category 

How long we've supported SU: 

Hvcry year since graduation 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"Susquehanna gave so much to both of us that it is only tilting that we give back 
what we can. Our hearts are particukirly to the music department. Phi Mu 
Alpha and Signja Alpha Iota, Ihere are far loo many treasured momcnt.s to name. 
Our hope is that the students there now and in the future wi!l he ahle li> have 
just as many memorable moments when they leave." 

Shana Hull Weinzierl 
Sara Herlingei Wenrich 
Jeffrey W, Whitehead 
Christine Kline Witmer 
Brandon M. Zeigler 
Eric J. Zeigler 
Stephanie L. Zeigler 

Total Gifts: $4,070.00 
SUF Gifts: $3,850.00 

Number of Donors: 55 
Participation Rate: 14% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Carl P. Steidel 

Nichole Douty Wilson 
Scott B.Wilson 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Julie Snyder Bishop 
Evelyn M. Burke 

Erin Herbert Hayes 

James Varghese 
Christopher P. Zangara 
Elizabeth Beltzner Zangara 

Orange Club 

Julie L, Augustin 
Gina Testa Proy 

Jay S. Varner 


Gretchen M.Anderson 

Jon M. Bartholomew 
Justin Charles Budrow 
Becki Bert Campanaro 
Francis J. Dumbreski 
Kristin R. Einsel 
Eileen L, Fangmann 
Angela S. Fraser 
Stephanie Young 

Ted A, Caspar! 
Robert S. Gerrish 
Angela Luino Gibbons 

Joseph R. Gibbons 
Heather Hartley Groff 
Patrick D. Johnson 
Nicole B. Kadinqo 
Jessica Lepley Kaledas 
Andrew P. Kissinger 
Robin A. Lacedonia 
Marhja L.O. Lanns 
Jesse R. Lausch 
Shawn C. Lowery 
Sarah Safstrom Lupinacci 
Michael S. Maffei 
Brooke W. Martin 
Elizabeth G. Martin 
Caitlin I McCloskey 
Ko-Chia Mei 
Seth T. Mosebey 
Stuart W. Mosebey 
Angela Auman Motto 
Megan F. Patrono 
William Michael Pugh 
Jennifer Rowles Rach 
Mary Hennighan Rees 
Aaron B. Richmond 

Linley A. Snyder 
Sarah L. Stout 
Deana M. Teeter 
Meredith A. Thorpe 
Giulia F. Umile 
Erin Colwell Varano 
Frank J. Varano 
Amber L.Wagaman 

Total Gifts: $2,677.50 
SUF Gifts: $2,577.50 
Number of Donors: 47 

Participation Rate: 11% 

Benjamin Kurtz 

Silver Circle 

Jody Guillemette Steidel 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Andrea Seltzer Okonak 
Robert G. Okonak 

Orange Club 
Kristen M. Brown 

Addle M. Falger 
Colleen Wynick 

Jonathan B. Illuzzi 
KellyA. Kowalczyk 
Sarah T. Wise 
Megan Fisher Witcoskie 


Brenda S. Balonis 
Adri Stauffer Belkot 
John T Belkot 
Christine F. Bell 
Jennifer Hawbaker Singer 
Michael TBinger 
Kristin L. Calabree 
Kara A. Carhart 
Natalie Ann Costa 
Mark H, Costello 
Alyson S. Cox 
Deborah A. Davles 
Gerard A. DeLorenzo 
Jayme Lynn Flannery 
Hannah Gilbert 
Ryan D. Gteason 
Lenore Knarr Hanley 
Steven C. Hoffman 
Johanna F Hoover 

Carolyn J. Kleinert 
Laura M. Lancieri 
Mary Lent 
Kerin J. Luneberg 
M. Nikki Ozminski 

Susan Mays 
Britton C.J. Mundy 
Ryan S. Murray 
Matthew S. Nagy 
Kelly O'Brien Nelson 
Julie M. Peechatka 
Bryan M. Pringle 
Jessica Rhoten 
Melissa Yevitz Rosiecki 
Waltei Rosiecki 
Will 0. Seibert 
Gillian P. Shotwell 
Bret K. Slainy 

Total Gifts: $3,554.55 
SUF Gifts- $3,229.55 
Number of Donors: 70 
Participation Rate: 14% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Ashley M. Blancard 
Malcolm L. Oerk 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Andrea A. Botchie 

Shannon L. Ehret 
Michael J. Franken 

Rachael t. Oebely 
Jennifer Roth Illuzzi 
Lindsey J. McClenathan 
Alexander Mitrenko 
Jeffrey M. Neidert 
Benjamin H. Plum 
Kyle M. Sanders 
Jason L Stickler 


Tabitha I. Adams 
Amanda Lee Anderson 

David H. Antoniewicz 
C. Robin Atkins 
Laura M. Baker 

Gwyneth Baumann-Hecht 
Diane V. Braund 
Rebecca A. Brown 

Conseculiue years giving: O 5to9 | O lOto 24 | • 25 or more 

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Donor Profiles 

Amanda Lenig '07 


l.cwisbiiig, I'ii. 


Graphic designtr, Sire Advtrlising 


Contributing to sciiolarsliip timdiiig 

How long I've supported SU: 

Since gradiialiiHi in 2007 

Why giving to SU is important to me: 

"No one makes il llirough college alone. Some people need strong support Ironi 
their professors, some need the emotional support of friends and family, and 
others need financial help. I needed all of ihese things, and I know future stu- 
dents will as well. 

"Receiving the Jack.son scholarship was an amazing moment that truly changed 
my life, 'lb know that there are alumni like the lack.sons who iti their alma 
mater enough to select three students they've never met and do something so 
grand for them is iiumcnsely in.spiring. I'd love to be able to do that for another 
student someday." 

Lesley Williams Burkett 
Alan J. Burleson 

Michael Cole 
Jared Calder Cook 

Ashley D. Cooper 
Tracey L. Craley 
Lara E. Cressman 
Andrew f. DeBrunner 
Robert J. Dombroski 
KerriA. Eshleman 
Jessica M. Fields 
Katherine Magee Fiore 
Brian A. Fleminq 
Colleen R. Flickinger 
Todd J. Freiler 
iVIichael C. Fulginiti 
Timothy C. Godsall-Myers 
Andrea Cassell Hoffman 
Alyson K. Hotaling 
Charlotte Joy Hughes 
Noreen K. Huth 
Allison A. Karpy 
Ronald J. Kelly 

Kari Huntsinger 

KimberlyA. Kramm 
Ryan C. Leneis 
Heather I. Litzebauer 
Hollie Ann Major 
iill Sands Martin 
Peter A. Martin 
Kathryn E. McCarron 
Gail Snowman McVetty 
Katherine A. Morgan 
Jennifer L. Moyer 
Michael E. Ozlanski 
Brian A. Piacentino 
Julianne Potoma 
Travis J. Powell 
Michael R. Rathfon 
Charlene G. Reidy 
J.Andrew Salernme 
Jason Steigerwalt 
Adam J.Summers 
Gretchen L. Templeton 
Christina M. Wendel 

Jennifer A. Wolber 

Michael K.Woo 
Danielle M. Zaborowski 
Angela Carmelia Zurlo 

Total Gifts: $2,545.00 
SUF Gifts: $2,595.00 

Number of Donors: 54 
Participation Rate: 12% 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 
Rachel L. Bradley 
Anne E. Stankiewicz 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Ori Duek 

Nina Dunkleberger 
Justin D. Hutchison 


Allison R. Bankus 

Valarie L. Bastek 

Jori S. Beck 

Sarah F. Boynton 

Lauren L. Bush 

Sean A. Capkin 

Aileen M. Carlson 

Justin P Cushing 

Matthew C, Effler 

SalvatoreV. Fazzolari 

Diane! Flook 

Jenna Lee Fredericks 

Daniel J. Galley 

Erica E. Garland 

Andrew D. Gilbert 

Erin L. Goedegebuure 

Sarah E. Haight 

Laurie L. Hartzell 

Lindsay M. Heslin 

Karen R. Holden 

Andrea L. Hostetter 

Cindy Inkrote 

Stephanie Marie James 

Sara E. Kehler 

Katharyne D. LaPointe 

Elizabeth L, Laub 
Krista R. Lundberg 
Anna C. Makatche 
Timothy J. Marcis 
Ryan E. Mihallo 
Christopher A. Molhershed 
Brandon T Nagy 
Tamara Erney Ozlanski 
Brian L. Pietroski 
Shelley L. Reppert 
Melanie E. Rimmer 
Meredith A. Ripa 
Brian W. Schmidt 
Megan Janssen Schroeder 
Leigh Anne Sperun 
Jennifer B. Sprague 
Melissa S. Stahl 
Alissa M. Stull 
Jennifer A. Testa 
Bennett K.Thompson 
Dana Christine Vaughan 
Christopher R.Velluto 
Kelli B.Whitman 
Christopher R. Wiegand 

Total Gifts: 52,330.00 
SUE Gifts: $2,175.00 
Number of Donors: 54 
Participation Rate: 12% 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Andrew! Dennen 
Kevin M. Hannahoe 
Meghan M. Murray 
Heather M. Nober 


L. Kristin Simpers 

Timothy P. Barnes 
Brad J. Biondi 
Jenna R. Briggs 
Ashley P Chianese 
Nadya J. Chmil 
Kathryn J. Clark 
Kelsey L. Conway 
Karen E. Davis 
Michael J. Drake 
CaitlinA. Eytel 
Sylvia M. Grove 
Ariel M. Hachey 
Pamela E. Helm 
Jennifer M. lacovone 
Amanda C. Innis 
Tracy L. Januzzi 
Kacey M. Johnson 
Sarah Jane Kalejta 
Michael C. Kerlin 
Margaret R. Kilmer 
Erika S. Klinger 
Noah N. Landau 
Emily K. Lawrence 
Amanda Lenig 
Jocelyn H. Lovell 
Nicholas R. Marrongelle 
Victoria L. McDowell 
Emily S. Orner 
Catherine B. Pasculli 
Jessica E. Perkins 
Nicole M. Rachau 
Zachary F. Rahn 
Sarah M. Richards 
Timothy G. Robeson 
Justine L. Rumbel 
Blair N. Sabo 
Andrew P Sager 
Sara P. Sciarello 

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Bold: Donor every year since graduating 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Daniel J. Smith 
Rebecca A. Stahl 
Christina M. Stout 
Lauren J. Tanis 
KirstinWentz Taylor 
Tessa C. Taylor 
Gregory C. Trunz 
Jessica Gulp Umbenhauer 
Pamela Lynn Weel<s 
Ryan E, Weger 
Tyler P, Zaiser 
Amanda K. Zucker 

Total Gifts: $ 789,94 
SUF Gifts; $ 779.94 
Number of Donors: 60 
Participation Rate: 13% 


Brittany Gerard Bettwy 
Breanna M. Bradley 
Sarah L. Burkhardt 

Lauren A. Camp 
Erin R. Coffey 
Jacklyn A. Collier 
Jentre L. Deibler 
David J. Echelmeier 
Erin R. Eckert 
Nicholas A. Edelman 
Corey A. Emmons 
Amanda L. Fallon 
Stephanie L, Galliano 
Daniel R.Gates 
Elizabeth T. Gaughan 
Kristina A, Goulart 
Amy L. Grace 
Katherine V. Halcieman 
Jamie Ann Havrilak 
Jeremy C.Hillyard 
Allyson M. Hutcfiinson 
Danielle M. Jacovino 
Sara M. Jagielski 
Suzanne M. Khalafalla 
Rachel R. Konopacki 
Neal R. Lesher 
Bhrett R. Long 

David W. Long 
Katherine A. Manning 
Jenna M. Marionni 
Katherine McHale 
Angela L. Messner 
Nathan R. Musselman 
Amanda H. Nagy 
Jordan D. Nornhold 
Mary A. Phillips 
Jebediah 5. Ramsey 
Eric M, Reighard 
Erika K. Reiss Roberts 
Frederick W. Rombouts 
Whitney L. Rozelle 
Lawrence T. Rush 
Brian P. Savard 
Nicole R. Scheer 
Allison L. Scheerer 
Lisa M. Shaffer 
Jessie L. Stoltzfus 
Taiisha N. Swinton 
Sandra L.Taylor 
Joseph B. Thompson 
Thomas M.Trembulak 

Courtney E. Veeck 
Ashley M. Walburn 
Heather L. Warneke 
Courtney A. Whitebread 
Kendra L. Whitman 
Jillian L. Worllnsky 
Allison C. Zell 


John P. Markey 
Cindy LMoyer 

Benjamin Kurtz 
Silver Circle 

Andrea Popp 


Kristen M. Dillane 


Christopher T.Selige 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

Elaine Brock 


SiLsquchannii parents recognize that the Blough-Weis Library is a vital component ot'tlie university's programs and 
curriculum. Their support is focuseci on improving and expanding the library's collections, facilities and databases. (Sifts 
to the 2007"08 Parents Fund totaled 5227,068. We deeply appreciate Susquehanna parents for their generous investments. 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

James G. and Patricia Apple 

President's Associates 

Robert K. and Linda Gicking 
Gail Short Hanson and 

John N, Hanson 
Sara G. Kirkland and John D. Kirkland 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Gold Circle 

Eugene H. and Barbara Kopf 
Robert E. and Anette Lewis 
Richard D. and Joann Lisman 
Ronald E. and Nancy Stegens 
James and Kathleen Testa 
James Warden 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Silver Circle 

Thomas W. and Roxie Jones 
Donald and Evelyn Koenecke 
Frederick A. and Gyoengyi Quinn 
Richard and Christine White 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

David and Jan Craine 
Warren and Carol Ditzler 
Nancy Fallen 

Wade U. and Sharon Fowler 
Timothy and Suzanne Fox 
Allen Greene and 

Veronique Maas-Greene 
Harold and Patricia Grimm 
William and Nancy Laible 
Todd and Nikki Landau 

A. Walker and Carmela Martin 
Desmond and Eleanor Morrow 
Judy and David Newcomer 
Lloyd R. and Carta Persun 
Rudy Riedl and Arlene Rockefeller 
George R, and Cynthia Savaria 
William and Elizabeth Sorenson 
John and Juliette Tomlinson 
Mark H. and JoAnn Wainwfight 
Gary A. and Catharine Wilson 

1858 Society 

Robert and Marcia Anderson 
Richard R. and Millyann Bittner 
Richard and Susan Burtnett 
Douglas and Mary Candland 
John and Kathy D'Anna 
Stanley T and Yee Wan Darlea 

Richard Dorrier and Janet Hammond 
Francis L. and Kelly Driscoll 
James and Vicki Franken 
Helen Grebe 
Nancy Guckes 
Keith and Rita Kaplan 
Thomas P. and Chun Lyons 
Donald and Faith Masten 
Thomas J. and Lorelta Maye 
Tom and Gwen McMahon 
Russell W. and Linda Nails 
Gary R. and Gayle Norris 
George and Cheryl Oram 
David and Tammy Paveletz 
Paul W. and Judy Redfern 
Robert C. and Natalie Rooke 
Loren P. and Donna Shoemaker 
Richard C. and Cynthia Skelton 

Consecutiue years giving: O 5to9 [ O lOlo 24 | • 25 or more 

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Michael W. and Diana Srubinski 

Jon M. Statler 

George and Patricia Zimmerman 

Maroon Club 

Edward and Deborah Appel 

Carol Blancard 

Margaret and Gerald J. Briskey 

Michael P. and Karen Burkhard 

Mark Burns 

Joseph J, and Pamela Cadigan 

Stephen and Cheryl Carey 

William and Deborah Carney 

Kevin M. and Patricia Coffey 

Ronald L. and Debra Colweii 

William F. and Nancy Conway 

Michael and SusanLynn Cox 

Robert J. and Therese Crigler 

Daniel and Deborah Davitt 

James R. and Mary Dingier 

John A. Edson 

Stephen and Deborah Effler 

William f. and Joyce Falger 

John and Margaret Fenstermacher 

Stephen and Vicki Fisher 

Michael and Joan Foley 

John A. and Joann Fornadley 

Thomas E, and Carol Frost 

Lorenzo and Patricia Galella 

John and Marge Gardner 

Theodore M. and Mary Gawlicki 

Kevin G. Greoski 

Howard and Judith Griggs 

Nicholas Gualtieri 

Gordon C. and Cheryl Handle 

Robert J. and Janet Hardner 

Frederick K. and Nancy Hennessey 

James L. and Cynthia Hindenach 

John D. and Carol Johnson 

Kenneth R. and Betty Jones 

Peter L. and Carol Kern 

Donald and Carol Kirkland 

Joseph and Virginia Knappenberger 

Kevin and Kim Konski 

Joseph and Carol Lagowski 

Charles Maines 

Alvin Marshall 

Myles and Janney McComas 

John McNallen 

Larry N. and Brenda Merkle 

Richard and Kathleen Norman 

John U. and Maureen Palmquist 

Marc and Ruth Peterson 

Timothy J. and Maureen Przybylowski 

Byron and Ann Reimus 
David and Penny Rossetter 
Richard and Kathleen Ruehle 
Clarence and Judy Schoonover 
Eric and Therese Shick 
James and Carol Taylor 
F, Kevin and Ginger Tylus 
Craig and Lori Van Doren 
John and Mary Walchonski 
Ruth A, Wall 

Norman and Suzanne Watkins 
Christopher and Kimberly Watts 
Steven B. and Charlene Wolf 
Charles and Alexandra Woodward 

Orange Club 

Jeff and Lisa Anthony 
Thomas and Barbara Ash 
Daniel and Sharon Bagnell 
Mark and Francoise Bettner 
Gary and Melissa Biddle 
Paul Billow 

Timothy S. and Audrey Brandt 
James and Elaine Brock 
Joseph P. and Denise Brooks 
John Brotherton 
Arthur and Catherine Campbell 
Jay and Joanne Cannata 
Jay J. and Vicki Clauss 
Charles and Mary Lou Cole 
Charles and Linda Collins 
R. Lowell and Lynne Coolidge 
William and Marjorie Daube 
Michael and Jacqueline Demko 
Robert J. and Deborah Dillane 
Alan and Jane Doherty 
Michael and Phyllis Donegan 
William and Becky Dunleavy 
Donald and Kelli Elsenbaumer 
Charles and Elizabeth Evans 
Richard W. and Anne Eytel 
Thomas L. and Lois Fagan 
Neil and Barbara Fasnacht 
Joseph F. Faust 
Alfred and Barbara Fox 
Gary and Georgeann Gall 
Charles and Joan Gift 
Anthony Golumbeski 
Franklin and Patricia Goodhart 
Stephen Gulick and Glenavie Norton 
Leslie and Marina Hanson 
Sailing and Susan Hayward 
James and JoAnne Heffner 
Gary and Karin Hessettine 

Robert Hopko 
Hampton and Helen Huff 
Frank Hurley 

Edwin S. and Clare Jayne 
Dean and Elizabeth Jury 
Gerard Kane 
David and Helen Keister 
Bruce and Holly Kerns 
Stanley J. and Kareen Kloda 
Leopold Laitem 
Leonard and Tongyoy Lawson 
Kyong Cha and Kwang Soo Lee 
Nicholas and Carolyn Lyall 
Kenneth R. and Linda Macfarlane 
James and Margaret MacWhirter 
James and Betty Magaro 
Patricia and Michael Magee 
David M. and Lynne Matthews 
Kenneth H. and Cynthia Mattison 
Charles W. and Elizabeth McCall 
Morris McKay 

William and Monica Mercer 
William A. and Sue Northey 
Harry and Patricia Olsen 

Joe and Margaret Oisewski 

John and Patricia Packer 
George J. and Elaine Piazza 

Anthony and Janet Porter 
Raymond and Judith Powell 
Leon J. and Paula Prusak 

James J. and Diane Reilly 

Walter and Nancy Rimkus 

Joseph P. Rizzo and Kathy Smith 

Gregg A. and Margaret Robertson 

Stephen and Patricia Ruane 

Jonathan Russo 

Stephen K. Ryan 

John and Terry Salamone 

Brian Salisbury 

John F. and Jerilyn Schade 

Myron Shindel 

Eddie R. and Gayle Shurtleff 

Robert H . and Annelise Smith 

Paula G. Snyder 

Lee and Dianne Solomon 

Scott S. and Pamela Spearing 

John and Kay Spurr 

Ian M. and Jennifer Sykes 

J. Douglas and Teresa Thran 

John J. and Janet Unkles 

David and Elizabeth Ward 

John and Kay Weber 

Russell Wells 

Arthur and Marianne Wendel 

Barry and Barbara Weston 
David Wintemute 
Donald and JoAnne Wirt 
Edward and Wendy Wyshock 
Anthony and Michele Wyss 
Michael Yakubik 
William J, Zaiser 
John and Martha Zeller 


John and Deborah Abel 

Sarah Aboukaram 

John and Cynthia Abruscato 

William L. and Patricia Acker 

Michael and Joan Altman 

Gary and Kathleen Anderson 

Frank J. and Cynthia Arenella 

Carlos A. and Jane Arias 

Randall and Marguerite Armstrong 

John and Susan Ault 

Pamela and Gregory Aungst 

Rodolfo and Kathleen Aviles 

Susan Bangs 

Ena Banks 

Duane S, and Michelle Barron 

Ellen Bateman 

Michael D. and Renee Beatty 

Thomas and Mary Beazley 

Francis J. and Eileen Beck 

Randy L, and Barbara Becker 

Frank J. and Greta Bell 

William and Cheryl Bell 

Carl and Pat Bellas 

John and Mary Bennis 

Alexander Benson 

Anisa Benson 

Jeffrey and Kathleen Bentzen 

George and Beth Bettick 

Philip and Sue Billings 

Daniel and Joanne Birch 

Robert and Sharon Bishop 

Thomas J. and Lorraine Bissell 

Lester L. and Ellen Bloom 

Robert and Linda Bolduc 

Dee Bonge 

Wayne T. Boyce 

Andrew and Bramnick 

William E. and Pamela Brazis 

John and Nancy Brickley 

Leonard and Josephine Brigman 

David and Mary Brouse 

Donna Brown 

Dennis Brugger 

Loni Buck 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Everett R. and Jane Buckwalter 

Francois and Sabine Buisson 

Dennis P, and Jamie Buonocore 

John R. and Elizabeth Burke 

Ursula Burke and John M, McGovern 

Kevin M. Burr 

Anthony and Debbie Caggiano 

Philip J, and Lorraine Callaghan 

Daniel and Sharon Campbell 

Theodore and June Campbell 

John and Joanne Carlson 

Robert Caserta 

Richard and Anne Catena 

Gregory and Elizabeth Cavallo 

Mark and Kathleen Chamberlain 

Robert B. and Lorraine Chambers 

William and Debra Champney 

John and Joann Clark 

Kenneth Clark 

Lawrence E. and Linda Clemens 

Catherine Clothier 

Dale and Luann Clouser 

Alan C. and Barbara Cohen 

Joseph R Colancecco 

Richard B. and Janet Colby 

Joseph Colello 

Patrick and Christine Connors 

Andrew Cooper 

Michael R and Jacquelyn Costeilo 

Richard Coyle 

Neil T. and Martha Cross 

Donald and Catherine Cuff 

Michael J. and Mary Culkin 

Jeffrey and Charlotte Culp 

Charles and Mary Cwenar 

George Dailey 

Robert J. and Susan Daniels 

Donald and Wendelin Davis 

Julia DeBery 

Waiter A. and Catherine Dechtiaruk 

Fred and Susan Defazio 

Eileen A. Degennaro 

Carl and Annette DeLorenzo 

James Dermody 

Robert and Jeanne Dickey 

Daryl and Kim Diehl 

Harry Dishong 

James E. and Celeste D'ltri 

Douglas R. and Barbara Doerr 

Milton C. and Gladys Dumeyer 

Daniel A. and Arlensa Dunkle 

Jeffrey and Jody Durr 

Allen C. and Juliann Edelman 

Brian I and Lori Edwards 

William T. and Linda Elkins 
Jeffrey and Diane Ellenberger 
Connie L. Engle 
Billy J. ancJ Barbara Engleking 
Paul M. and Claire Entwistle 
Beverly O. Epting 
John and Nancy Esposito 
Marlyn R. and Andrea Etzweiler 
Michael D. and Teresa Everitt 
David and Annette Ewing 
Mark and Lorie Fallon 
Salvatore D. and Karen Fazzolari 
James and Barbara Feretic 
John A. and Joan Ferraro 
Charles J. and Diane Ferry 
Stephen A. and Carol Finelli 
Nick and Alicia Fiorentino 
Raymond R and Corinne Fischer 
John and Maureen Fitzpatrick 
Anthony and Jane Fox 
Joe B. and Linda Franckowiak 
David and Barbara Fredericks 
Ray L. and Barbara Fry 
Clifford H. and Elizabeth Funk 
Donald E. and Carol Gaetano 
John A. and Carol Gainard 
Carey and Doris Garland 
Joseph C. and Priscinda Gaughan 
Paul and Sara Gausmarn 
Brian and Donna Gerhart 
Thomas and Catherine Gerrity 
Joseph Giedgowd 
Rodney A. and Barbara Gilbert 
Raymond E. and Mary GInn 
Donald W. Girdwood 
Theodore Gleichmann 
Stephen E. and Jean Godsall-Myers 
Gail Golias 
Terri Milstein 
Bruce H. and Elaine Grier 
C. Robert and Ann Gronquist 
Suzanne Groves 
David and Linda Guy 
Randy and Carol Hagofsky 
Joseph and Susan Haimovich 
J. David and Susan Haldeman 
Thomas F. and Susan Haldeman 
Donald and Melanie Haike 
Jane Hand 

Sean i. and Kathy Handerhan 
John H. and Deborah Harahan 
David and Lois Harbison 
John A, and Cheryl Harchuck 
Catherine E. Hardy 

Donor Profiles 

David L. and Marian 
Rutherford P'04, P'06,P'll 

Ridgewood, N.]. 


David— Attorney 

Marian— Registered nurse/nurse 



Parents Fund 

How long we've supported SLJ: 
Since 2001 

Why giving to SU is important to us: 

"We think it's important for folks In make a CDiintiilnionl iti the university 
over and abo\'e tuition, room and boar<i tlollars. Supporliny the Parents 
I'und enables the university to expand its mission and the range of oppor- 
tunities it provides its students. And to the extent that such contributions 
raise the stature of Susquehanna in the academic Cdmnuitiity, it increases 
the value of our children's degrees." 

Timothy and Donna Harris 

Howard Harris 

Terry and Linda Hartzell 

Douglas W. and Nancy Hatch 

Harry and Miriam Heckler 

Jeffrey and Ruth Hedin 

James and Darlene Heian 

Donald and Joyce Heim 

Wayne F. and Donna Heim 

LeRoyA. and Diane Henn 

Randall andCathlynn Nines 

Laurie Hix 

Michael F and Carole Hogan 

Steven Houseal 

Edward and Frances Hughes 

Eleanor Hunt 

Darrell and Barbara Huntsinger 

Keith M.and Donna Husar 

Charles and Alice Husko 

James and Pamela Hutchison 

Elmar J. and Karin Hutzenlaub 

Richard and Kathenne Innis 

Thomas and Jeanne Jagielski 

Thomas and Alena Jakubowski 

Richard E. and Agnes Janas 

James H. and Audrey Janicki 

David and Theodora Jansky 

Werner F Jonas 

J. Scott and Deborah Jones 

Virgie D, Jones 

Donald Kalb 

Stephen and Sandra Kalista 

Robert and Victoria Kallln 

Susan Kasinecz 

Kevin Kelly 

Gregory A. and Michele Kelly 

Stoddon G. and Patricia King 

Roy and Barbara Kirch 

Bruce and Leslea Knauff 

Leonard and Laurie Knies 

Walter and Johanna Koenig 

Robert and Theodora Koeppen 

Lawrence H. and Cheryl Kolkhorst 

Richard and Noel Kondub 

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Allen and Faith Koons 
Gary G, and Carol Koppenhaver 
Stephen J. and Judith Krushinskie 
Jane Kulczycki 
Daniel and Jane Kunhardt 
Alfred and Barbara LaBrecque 
Patrick and Patricia Labriola 
Robert C. and Laura Laedtke 
Howard R. and Rita Lamben 
Bruce and Linda Landis 
Raymond Larson 
William J. and Nancy Lehtonen 
Kenneth A. Leighton 
Glenn E. and Caroline Lenig 
David A. and Annette Levandoski 
Thomas H, and Cathaleen Ley 
Howard P. Lipman 
Anna Mae Long 
Frank C. and Ann Lordi 
Craig H. and Angela Love 
Dale R. and Charlotte Luy 
Stephen and Grace Maganzini 
Jack and Barbara Mahoney 
Elizabeth Maley 
David M. and Jeanne Manseau 
Neil and Alyssa Marchesi 
Paul K. and Debra Marchetti 
Robert and Beverly Markel 
Kevin and Cheryl Markow 
Carl J. and Jane Martin 
Richard W. and Diane Maurer 
Anthony and Patricia Mauriello 
Leslie and Lisa Mays 
Brenda Mazel 
Arthur and Carol McCarron 
Stephen and Lori McCord 
James J. McDermott 
William McGarrigle 
Mark D. and Karen McHale 
Paul A. and Nancy McLaughlin 
William J. and Patricia McNamara 
Michael G. and Donna McNelis 
Stephen T. and Cynthia Meddaugh 
Steven R. and Karen Medlin 
Debra Mehle 

Kenneth W. and Donna Meier 
Thomas and Kathleen Melton 
Douglas and Ruth Mengak 

T. Bryant and Nancy Mesick 
Thomas J. and Deborah Miele 
Edvi/in and Patricia Mihallo 
Ronald Mikita 
Donald and Lynda Miller 
Rebecca Miller 

George M. and Jenny Mitchell 
Robert and Barbara Mollot 
Joseph and Theresa Montalbano 
Craig and Amy Montgomery 
James W. and Karen Moran 
Alvin and Margaret Morris 
Richard L. and Marietta Morris 
Douglas A. and LoisMoser 
Robin M. Mueser-Robertson 
Patrick Mulberry 
Brenda Mull 

Gene W. and Eloise Mulvihill 
Maywood and Maryland Myers 
Ronald J. and Diana Naspo 
Jay Nichols 
Diane O'Connor 
Richard E. and Tina O'Hara 
R.Philip and Sabine O'Hara 
Robert G. and Deborah Oliynik 
Frank R. and Debra Orloski 
Samuel C, and Robin Orner 
Charlotte Pantaleo 
Michael and Amy Papera 
Emmett and ioAnne Paradine 
Richard Paris! 
Sandra H. Person 
Frederick C. and Anne Peters 
Brett A. and Cynthia Peterson 
Charles and Paula Pfeifer 
Alton and Kathryn Phillips 
Robert and Laurie Pietroski 
Jeff and Ellen Plavier 
Craig and Francine Podell 
Bradley and Beth Poore 
Eric Post 

Robert and Catherine Prall 
Jonathan R. and Maria Pranitis 
Edward and Patricia Pfoniewski 
Edward F and Lucille Raftery 
Robert Raszcewski 
David A. and Barbara Read 

John and Debra Regan 
H. Richard Hess and 

Patricia Reiland-Hess 
Harold and Jane Reppert 
Steve and Sue Richter 
Michael and Elizabeth Riordan 
Mark and Cynthia Rohde 
William and Nancie Rohmann 
James D. and Cynthia Roush 
Joseph R. and Eileen Rubino 
Greta J. Ruckno 
Paul and Paula Ruozzi 
Jack and Kathy Russell 
James Russell 
Robert J. and Mary Russell 
Paul M. and Tammy Russick 
Vincent A. and Janet Russo 
Debra Ryan 
Michael Salemme 
Albert and Janet Santiago 
Jo-Ann Sassone 
Patrick H. Savard 
Robert B. and Christine Scheerer 
John W. and Cheryll Schomber 
Peter S. and Ann Schram 
Joseph H. and Karen Schurig 
Gisele Scott 

Steven S. and Amy Seltzer 
Gordon E. and Diane Sheriff 
Gary Shoener 
Edward Shuster 
Craig S. and Cathy Simon 
Kathryn Slawson 
Terry R. and Martha Smith 
William J. and Patricia Smith 
Larry G. and Pamela Snyder 
Eric and Muriel Sorchik 
Darrell and Jean Spinner 
Richard and Jill Springer 
John W. Stahl 
Richard and Laurie Stahl 
Donal L. and Anne Staples 
Curt and Maria Steffy 
James J. and Linda Stelman 
Gary and Amy Stidworthy 
Elsa Stossel 

John K. and Betty Sundstrom 
Richard Swedborg 

Thomas E. and Catherine Talmadge 

Gregory and Debra Tanico 

Thomas Taylor 

John T and Mary Teeple 

Nancy Terison 

James and Karen Thompson 

Wallace and Elizabeth Thompson 

Charles R. and Elizabeth Thorp 

Gregory J. and Betty Tierney 

Charles C.Torie 

Richard and Susan Towsley 

Mario A, Umana 

James P. and Margaret Valentine 

Thomas L. and Myra Vaughn 

Robert Veeck 

Edgar and Joy Velez 

Thomas C. and Joanne Venturella 

Louis Vitale 

Virginia Viteri 

Robert K. and Nancy Voll 

J. Edward and M. Susanne Vorhauer 

Brian and Patricia Wagner 

Fitzand Mary Walling 

Jeffrey L. and Carol Wallis 

Diane Walter 

John Ward and Pamela Leib 

Henry and Jeanetie Weismantel 

Thomas Weiss 

William S. and Hope Weston 

Jeffrey and Randy Whitman 

John and Paula Wineland 

David and Donna Woolever 

Craig B. and Michele Wyler 

Albert and Bonnie Yannelli 

John B. and Ann Young 

Theodore and Anna Young 

Donald and Margaret Yuricich 

Richard G. and Barbara Zanetto 

Edward J. and Celia Zeigler 

Kenneth and Joanne Zenker 

Donald Ziegler 

Daniel L. and Lori Zimmerman 

John and Susan Zurat 

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Susquehanna is grateful for the following individuals— members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, the 
community and other friends whose lives have been touched by Susquehanna University or someone affiliated \\ ilh 
it — who share in Susquehanna's commitment to academic excellence. Gifts totaling $1,428,967 from 403 friends were 
made to the university. It is a pleasure to acknowledge these very special donors. 

President's Associates 
Gold Circle 

John B. and Elizabeth Apple 
Robert L. and Deonne Gronlund 
Paul R. and Mildred John 
L. Jay and Marsha Lemons 
Ruth Roush 
Doris F. Updegrove 
Janet Weis 

President's Associates 
Silver Circle 

Lucille M.Arthur 

John A. and Jane C. Carpenter 

Joseph I and Ellen Goldstein 

Louise F. Hively 

Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 

Margaret Wilt 

President's Associates 

Arlin M. H' 85 and Neysa Adams 

Peter Coleman 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Doria Nary 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 

Saul and Florence Putterman 

Alice R Rowe 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Gold Circle 

Phillip Hecht 

Jane Jones 

Joseph M. and Mary King 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 
Silver Circle 

John R. and Nancy Behrmann 
Mary Cianni and Richard Caputo 
Mike and Jane Coyne 
Catherine Hastings and 

Thomas Patten 
Bruce and Emily Johnson 
Judith Mathis 

Hannah Messerii and David Sterling 
Matthew Persons and 

Chandra Childress 

Karen P. Rodrigues 

Jerry A. Soper 

Howard and Judith Blough Wentz 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

David W. Angstadt 

Jonathan S. Bailey 

Joseph E. and Diane Baumann 

Zohar Ben-Oov 

John and Susan Bergonzi 

Elaine Bogar 

James R. and Linda Boose 

Donna R. Bowen 

Ronald A. and Jessica S.S. Cohen 

Carolyn Coldren and Ben Hoskins 

George F Cravitz 

Joel H'OO and Trudy Cunningham H'OO 

Sally L. DeMott 

Frank Falso 

Warren Funk and Nancy Normann 

Donald D, and Grace Housley 

Joseph R. and Jennifer Joyce 

James M. Leahy 

Linda McMlllin and Jeffrey P Whitman 

David J. Morse 

Robert J. Paoloni 

Norman 5. and Phyllis Rich 

Karl G. and Louise Rohrbach 

Joseph J. and Karol Scartelli 

Alex G. Smith 

Paul and Judy Spiegel 

James A. and Jane Stern 

Jacques R. and Kristina K.Thillet 

Dennis and Janet Tippett 

Pamela L. White and Anthony G. Butto 

1858 Society 

David Betz 

Thomas C. Clark 

June Cohen 

Lore Degenstein 

John B. and Carolyn* Fischer 

Boyd Gibson 

Valerie G. Martin and Kevin Henry 

James C. and Constance Ingram 

Michael P Joyce 

James R. and Susan Kodlick 

Maty Lippert-Coleman and 

Donald E.* Coleman 
Gerald E. H'88 and Jean Miller 
Joel and Susan Mindel 
Jonica and Thomas Craig 
Charles W. Rau 

Richard K, and Bonita Riederer 
Stan and Anne Seiple 
Robert 0. and Vi Soper 
Frederick D. Ullman 
James M. and LaRue Unglaube 
F.W. and Ruth Walter 
Stephen and Myra Wilkerson 
Rebecca A. Wilson 

Maroon Club 

Larry D.Augustine 

Gail A. Beebe 

Michael A. and Julie Collins 

Virginia M. Coombs 

Galen H. and Deanna Deibler 

Kenneth 0. and Irene Fladmark 

Thomas 0. and Anne Gates 

David Hallenbeck 

Simona Hill 

George R. Isaacs 

Kathryn E. Karschner 

Kimberly G. Karschner 

Evan A. and Trisha Knisely 

Sally Lauer 

Theodore Lindquisl H75 

Ann and Dean Madison 

Karl 0. and Anita Mann 

Leona and Heinrich Martin 

Melvyn S. Masuda 

Robin E. Mockenhaupl 

Thomas and Margaret Peeler 

Jane G. Presser 

Betty Price 

Jan Reichard-Brown and 

Michael Brown 
Otto* and Beulah Reimherr 
Marvin J. and Carolyn Wray Rudnitsky 
Lynne I. Schwartz 
Judy Stavisky 
Elizabeth B. Stoler 

Orange Club 

Kimberly and Joseph E. Andretta 

Charles and Lucy Bangert 

Horace Berry 

Mark H. Cohen 

Stephen Dagle 

Barbara A. Dietz 

Jennifer Elick 

Gary W. and Elizabeth Fincke 

FrankW, and Joan Fletcher 

Chris W.Frantz 

Kathleen Gunning 

Susan M. Hegberg 

ChadW. Hershberger 

Thomas and Courtney Johnson 

Lee E. Knepp 

Marcos Krieger 

David A. and Kathleen Larkin 

Renee Magee 

James S. and Judith Marks 

Thomas A. and Louisa Martin 

Thomas M, and Ellen McDonald 

Amanda Meixell 

Dr. John Pagana 

A, John and Catherine Paoloni 

Steven L. Patterson 

Maureen Pugh 

Linda and Roger Reichenbach 

James A. Reilly 

Stanley W. and Hilda Rhodes 

Pamela Samuelson and Gerri Luke 

Curt and Anne Snyder 

Noah Tai 

Erik Viker and Brenda Fabian 

Cindy Whitmoyer 

Audrey Wright 

Diana W.Wright 

John D. Yost 



Joann Antes 

Sidney and Carole Apfelbaum 

Frank D. Armstrong 

Kendra Aucker 

David C. and Greta Baker 

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Donor Profiles 

Phil Hecht 


Palm Sprinjjs, C^alif. 


Prcsidcnl, Cari H. llitchner 


Carl H. Hitchner '62 Endowed 
Fellowship in Social Justice, Safe- 
Zone Project, student scholarship 

How long I've supported SU: 
Since 20(17 

Why giving to SU is important to me: 

"C;arl and I had been together since the iy70s, and after he died 
in 2001 1 discovered he had been making annual donations to 
Susquehanna. I decided it would be a great way to give to some- 
thing that meant a lot to Carl. The school has been very open to 
my ideas, such as a fellowship to fund students interested in work- 
ing toward social justice and establishing a safe zone for gay and 
lesbian students, a place where they could go to discuss problems 
and feel better about themselves," 

Swarna Basu 

Vicki L. Beaver 

Patricia Bennett 

April W, Black 

Ruth C. Blickenstaff 

John Bodinger de Uriarte and 

Anne Doctor 
Susan P. Borsuk 
David P and Am Bowersox 
Robert L. Bradford 
Kenneth A. Brakke 
Thomas L. and Pamela T. Brenneman 
Brenda Brewer 
Steven and Christina Briggs 
Mary Ann Britton 
Judith Broach 
Rhelda and Rodney Brown 
John L. Bruch 

Albert C. and Vickie Bucher 
John i. Buchheit 
Clay M. and Kathleen Bullets 
Edward J. and Andrea Burda 

Kama M. Burkeen 

LindaA. Burlingame 

David T. and Kanoknart Bussard 

William A. and Ruby Byers 

Francesca and Richard Camp 

William W. and Victorina Carpenter 

Theodore and Margaret Chappen 

William T Clarke 

Amy Cohen 

Sayre S.S. Cohen 

Scott B, Cooper 

Esther B, Corderman 

Kathleen Costello 

Reuben and Kimberly H, Councill 

Bruce G. and Joanne Curry 

Nicole Dailey 

Richard 0. and Wendy Davis 

Barbara DeCicco 

Gabriel and Deborah DeMarco 

Michele DeMary and Lee Fortier 

Barbara and Michael Dennen 

Brenda L Dershem 

Jean E. Diak 

Chester W. Diercks 

Emiddio and Carmella DiFrancesco 

Jack N. Dillman 

Paul A. and Loretta Dion 

Edward 0. and Bonnie Distad 

John and Christa Eberle 

G. Douglas Ebedy 

Barbara K. Eichelberger 

Cathy and Michael Engle 

Connie and Joseph Erdley 

Jean H. Erdley 

James and Christine Findlay 

Sheila and Fred Fisher 

Bruce and Sharon Flanders 

Joshua Flanders 

Veronika Foldes 

Mark A, and Susan Fontana 

Joy and Roger Forry 

C. Cymone Fourshey 

Michael S. and Kathleen Frick 

Cynthia and Troy Frymoyer 

James B. and Mary Gardner 

Frances M.Garver 

William P. and Sandra Gaskins 

David E. and Janet Gause 

Laird S. and Linda Gemberling 

William and Suzanne Gifford 

Kristen Giilaspy-Rarig and 
Chad Rarig 

MarjorieA, Goetz 

William and Sandra Graefe 

Gundolf GramI 

Carol Graybeal 

Nathan Cabot Hale 

Brad and Caryn Hamm 

Gerald C. and Kristi Hammaker 

Deborah and Douglas Hammett 

David C. Henry 

Geneive Henry 

Hilda Hepner 

Karen and Robert Hessek 

Ruth Hilado 

Richard and Judy Hirschman 

Martin W. and Elizabeth Holmes 

Isabel S. Hungerford 

Jeanette R. Hunt 

Carlos A. and Maria ludica 

Christine and Chris Jaegers 

Tammy Tobin-Janzen and 

Christopher Janzen 
Leonard W. and Gail Johnson 
Cynthia M. Kahler 
Ruth L. Kammer 

Jeanne E. Kandra 

Beth and Jeffrey Kapsar 

David and Beth Kaszuba 

Andrew S. and Susan Kaufman 

Katarina and Stephen Keller 

Dana and Don Kemberling 

SusanA. Kenderdine 

Richard A. and Mary Kittle 

Marjorie H. Klotz 

M. L. Klotz 

Robert Kopsak 

Gerard C. Kramer 

Susan Kreisher 

James and Newana Krofta 

Toshiro Kubota 

Ahmed and Maria Lachhab 

Charles and Joan L. Landis 

Charles A. Laubach 

Charles G. and Olivia Lavender 

Dennis W, and Brenda Lax 

HarrisW, and Janet Lefew 

Carson L. and Tina Leitzel 

Barbara A. Lewis 

Jack Lewis 

Peter and Jessica Lindgren 

Barbara Lombardo 

John H. Longaker 

Andrea Lopez 

John B. and Shelly Luchini 

George 0. and Faye Machlan 

Scott Manning and Andrew Dunlap 

Rebecca H. Martin 

Yoshi and Michiko Masada 

Charles F and Patricia Mason 

Barbara and Joe McElroy 

Gwendolyn B. McLaughlin 

Sherri Miller 

Christopher L. and Amy Minnich 

James R, and Helen Misanin 

Myron and Michele Mitchell 

Curvin and Mary Montgomery 

Danielle H. Morris 

Catherine J. Morrison 

Angela and Christopher Motto 

Denise Moy 

Carson Moyer 

Cindy Moyer and James Desiderati 

Lois and Thomas Moyer 

Scott A. Moyer 

Daniel Nadolny 

Alvin T. and Susan Nagel 

Barbara Neumann 

Vickie and Brett Norman 

Jean T Norris 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Paul and Elizabeth Novack 
Helen S, Nunn 
OlugbengaA. and 

Oyinola Onafowora 
Thomas L. and Linda Perry 
Betty E. Peyton 

Sirapat and Nongyao Polwitoon 
James and Laura Pomykalski 
Robert E. and Doris Porter 
Fred W. and Loretta Powell 
Tracy and Enoch Powell 
Angelme Reagan 
Rick and Gayle Rebuck 
Anne Reeves 
Carol L. Reid 
Glen Retief 

Bonnie and Robert Rice 
Jennifer Richardson 
Betsy and Keith Robertson 
Randy Robertson 
Joe C. and Patricia Robinson 
Margaret A. Rogers 
Melanie and Richard Rohrbach 

Ann and David Rompolski 
Matthew and Amanda Rousu 
Carol and Jim Rutkowski 
Maria-Cristina Saavedra 
Rachana Sachdev 
Stanley and Joyce Samuelson 
Sandra and H. Edward Saxman 
Cynthia and Eric Scholl 
Jeffrey and Susan Schreffler 
Susan and Ernst Schurer 
David W. Schwieder 
Douglas C. and Jane Seaberg 
Carlton W. Seitz 
Susan and Todd Shaffer 
Christine Shipe 
James and Angela Shipper 
Robert L. and Dorothy Shores 
Gervydas E, and Anne Simaitis 
William V.R and Catharine Sitterley 
Edward and Stacy Stavishak 
Susan J. Slawek 
Charles Card Lee Smith 
Kathryn A. Smith 

Michael A. Smith 
Michael D.Smith and 
Scott J. Onsager 
Paul A. Smith 
Mary F. Snook 
Gloria and Glenn E.Snyder 
Emil 0. and Elizabeth Sommer 
Philip S. and Renee Sosland 
Jodie and Curt Stauffer 
David Steinau 
Robert and Eleanor Stitt 
Daniel R. and Jane Storrs 
Cheryl and John Stumpf 
Jodi and Fred Swartz 
Barbara Tamke 
Harold L. and Alice Taylor 
Janet M. Taylor 
Thomas H. and Candi Taylor 
Valine M. Taylor 
Katherine and James Temple 
Stephanie and Michael Thomas 
Brian C. and Jill Tomko 
Kenneth M. and Debra Tompkins 

Connie Trelinski 

David and MaryViker 

Ellen Viker 

Patricia Viker 

Marie and Glenn Wagner 

Jeffrey W. and Gretchen Walter 

Alien and Rosa Webb 

Richard F. and MaryWehi 

Dorothy E.Weiss 

Alexander and Mary Wilce 

Roger R Wilson 

Philip E. and Elizabeth Winger 

Phyllis Wissinger 

Pamela and Timothy L. Wolfe 

Kwok-Yiu Wong 

John F. and Sandra Woog 

Janet Yonkoskie 

William H. and Phyllis Younger 

Michael and Karen Zak 

Jane Zink 


Susquehanna continues to grow in c|ualil\' due in great pai"t to the contidencc and supprirl of man)', 
corporation.s, churches, foundation.s and other organizations. We value their investment and honor iheir generosity. 

President's Associates Gold Circle 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 

Brother s Brother Foundation 

The Charles Foundation Inc. 

Degenstein Foundation 

Good Samaritan Inc. 

Halliburton Foundation 

William Randolph Hearst Foundations 

Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation 

The John Family Foundation 

Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation Inc. 

Estate of Mildred H. Kroeck 

Estate of Andrew C. Long '28 

Estate of Kathryn Rhoads 

Spirit of New England Baseball Club LLC 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

Estate of Gladys Koch Van Horn 

Wright-Bentley Foundation 

President's Associates Silver Circle 

Estate of Betty Becker 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Fidelity Investments Charitable Foundation 

Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds 

Lawrence L. and Julia 1. Hoverter 

Charitable Foundation 
The IFSA Foundation 
Estate of Lawrence Isaacs '43, H'OO 
Clyde H.Jacobs Trust 
Lumina Foundation 
R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 
Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation 
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. 
USA Funds 

President's Associates 

Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 
Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Cherokee Pharmaceuticals 

Estate of Belle Duke 

Donald and Linda Fetterolf Foundation 

Foundation for Advancement of an Independent 

Judiciary and the Rule of Law 
Ambrose and Ida '21 Fredrickson Foundation 
Harsco Corp. 

James S, Kemper Foundation 
William 6, McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. 
The Ortenzio Family Foundation 
Research Corp. 
Trust of Winifred H. Shaheen 
Wood-Mode Inc. 

Benjamin Kurtz Society Gold Circle 

Aetna Foundation Inc. 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

Bollinger Group 

Geisinger Health System 

Hershey Foods Corporation Fund 

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Highbourne Foundation 

Moody's Foundation 

Pepsi-Coia Co. 

Price Waterhouse Coopers 

John and Verna Reidler Foundation 

Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. 

Susquehanna Girls' Basketball Team 

Thrrvent Financial for Lutherans 

Wacho\/ia Foundation 

Watsontown Bricl< 

BenjanDin Kurtz Society Silver Circle 

Air Products Foundation 

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 

Barnes Group Foundation Inc. 

Baylor Family Limited Partners 

Church of the Advent 

The Daily Item 

Fidelity Foundation 

Goldman Sachs Gives 

Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation 

Merck Company Foundation 

Oppenheimer Funds Inc. 

The Philadelphia Foundation 

Oualcomm Inc. 

Susquehanna Nissan 

Susquehanna Valley Mall 

The UPS Foundation Inc. 

Wells Fargo Foundation 

Zimmerman's Auto WorW 

Benjamin Kurtz Society 

AT&T Foundation 

Bittner Farms 

Bowen Agency 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation 


Capital One Sen^ices 

Chapman Inc. 

Cingular Wireless 

The Community Foundation 

of Louisville Depository Inc. 
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Inc. 
Fasnacht Family Foundation 
Ford Foundation 

Robert H. and Beverly U. Fow^ler Foundation Trust 
Fox Run Aero Ltd. 
Goldman Sachs Group Ltd. 
Goldsmith Weiss Foundation 
Edwin L. Helm Co. 
J. KleinbauerCo. 
Jeld-Wen Foundation 

Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies 
Jurenko Foundation 

Keystone Forging Co. 

L/B Water Service 

Liberty Excavators Inc. 

M and T Bank 

National Council on Compensation Insurance 

Nationwide Foundation 

Penn Fire Protection 

Phillips Motel Inc. 

PPL Electric Utilities 

Raytheon Co. 

Rhoads and Sinon 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Sherwin Williams Foundation 

Susquehanna Investment Group 

I Rowe Price Foundation 

Ashley Shell Tomlinson Memorial 

Upper Susquehanna Synod 

Van Nuys Limited 

Verizon Foundation 

XL Global Services Inc. 

1858 Society 

Allegheny Synod 

Aon Foundation 

Architecture by Seiple 

BankAmerica Foundation 

Barnet Realty Inc. 

Baxter Foundation 

Bear Chrysler Plymouth Dodge 

BJ's Pit BBQ and Pub 

Brian Chapman Insurance Agency 

CNA Foundation 

Collins Living Trust 

Country Cupboard Inc. 


Equitable Foundation 

Highmark Inc. 

IBM Matching Grants Program 

Janney Montgomery Scott 

Lower Susquehanna Synod 

Lutheran World Relief 

Merck Employee Giving Campaign 

Merrill Lynch and Co. Foundation 

National Collegiate Athletic Association 

North Central PA College Consortium 

Career Services 
Northumberland National Bank 
Novarlib Foundation 
O'Herron Family Foundation 
Potteiger House 
Purdy Insurance Agency 
Service 1st Federal Credit Union 
St. Anne's Episcopal 
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 

St. Luke's United Church of Christ 
SU Clerical Secretarial Association 
Susquehanna Bank 
Swineford National Bank 
Temple Inland Foundation 
Tennant Company Foundation 
Tyco Telecommunications 
United Way New York City 
The Vanguard Group Inc. 

Maroon Club 

AGL Resources 

American Financial Realty Trust 

American International Group 

Astoria Federal Savings 

Bingaman and Son Lumber 


Bradford Energy Company Inc. 

Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund 

Central Builders Supply 

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 

Coca-Cola Co. 

Colgate-Palmolive Co. 

Dun and Bradstreet Foundation 

Fairchild Brothers 

Franco Family Foundation 

Furman Foods 

George Burman Co. 

GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 

Govekar Family Revocable Trust 

Grantmakers in Aging 

Guardian Life Insurance 

Haubert Construction LLC 

Hilltop Sen/ice Inc. 

Impressions Photographic Studio and Gallery 

J.P Morgan Chase and Co. 

Kieffer Physical Therapy 

Kinfolks Restaurant 

KPMG Foundation 

Lewisburg Studio 

Microsoft Giving Campaign 

Millstone Electrical Contractors Inc. 

Nantz Family Foundation 

Northrop Grumman Litton Foundation 

Northwestern Mutual Foundation 

Philips Electronics North America 

PPG Industries 

Prudential Foundation 

Resolute Digital Printing LLC 

Schneider-Valley Farms 

Selmax Corp. 

Siemens Corp. 

Sigma Alpha lota 

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

SU Athletic Dept 

Suntrust Bank 

United Technologies Corp. 

Valley Players 

Vardis Homes Inc. 

Willow Grove United Methodist Church 

Orange Club 

Becker Body Shop 

C.R. Bard Inc. 

Campbell Commercial Real Estate Inc. 

Campbell Soup Foundation 

Christ's United Lutheran Church 

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation 

Grace Lutheran Church 

Estate of Charles Harkness 

Heaton Living Trust 

Hilsher Graphics 

ING Community Matching Gifts 

Karchner McCleilan and Riddell 

Lord and Taylor LLC 

Northeast Agri-Employment Services 

Patterson-Brandt Inc. 

The Pew Charitable Trusts 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

Roche Matching Gifts 

Rowe Sprinkler System 

Safeguard Scientifics Inc. 

Schering-Plough Foundation 

Sire Advertising 

Source One Personnel Inc. 

Susquehanna University Campus Activities Center 

Thomson West 

SU Women's Association 

Zion Lutheran Church 


Abbott Laboratories Fund 
Accenture Foundation 

Accountants' Bookkeeping Service 

ADP Foundation 

Akner Contracting Company Inc. 

Alexander Building Construction LLC 

Alexander Toyota 

Bailey Margoles and Associates 

Bank of New York Foundation 

Best Building Components LLC 

Center for Breast Health 

Centrex Corp. 

Checker Enterprises Inc. 

Chubb and Son Inc. 

CIT Group 

Citizens Financial Group 

C. L. Barnhouse Co. 

Colonial Furniture 

CVC Contractors 

Degenstein Community Library 

Dow Jones and Co. 

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church 

Etzweiler Funeral Homes 

Fine Line Homes 

Friedman Electrical 

Gaskins Antiques and Apartments 

Genworth Foundation 


Insurance Associates of PA 

Insurance Services Office Inc. 

Intel Foundation 

James Reyle Agency/State Farm' 

J.C. Ehrlich Company Inc. 

Kaler Motor Co. 

Kraft General Foods 

Larson Design Group 

M3 Properties 

Macy's Inc. 

Methodist Adult Fellowship 

Metropolitan Life Foundation 

Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Co. 

John R. Moore, Esq. 

Mowety Sons 

Moyer Electronic Supply 

Benjamin Moyer Furniture 

National Limestone Quarry 

New York Life Insurance Foundation 

Paul Stine Chevrolet 

Penguin Putnam Co. 

Pfizer Foundation 

Phase One 

Pidure Place 

Pizza Hut 

Progressive Insurance Foundation 


Public Service Electric 

Re/Max River Valley Realty 

Roll Foundation 

Schindler's Studio 

Schurer Saddle Fitting 

Selin's Grove Brewing Co. 

Selinsgrove Ford Inc. 

Sharon Lutheran Church 

Sheetz Inc. 

Sonoco Foundation 

Sovereign Bank 


St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church 

State Street Bank and Trust 

SU Housekeepers/Projects Workers 


Sunbury Motor Co. 

Sunbury Textile Mills 

Tru-Bilt Lumber Co. 

Williamsport United Methodist Men 

Wolf Block Schorr and Solis-Cohen 

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Susquehanna receives gifts each year from donors who wish to remember or honor special individuals. Gifts in memory and in 
honor of these individuals provide continuing opportunities for us to remember them in ways that help today's students. We are 
delighted to list all donors who made such gifts in 2007-08 and the individuals to whom they chose to pay a special tribute. 

In Honor of the 2006-07 Men's 
and Women's Swim Team 

Nadya J. Chmll '07 

In Honor of Jamie L. Apple '85 

James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 

In Honor of Larry D. Augustine 

James A. Muller '88 

In Honor of Brenda S. Balonis '04 

Maureen Pugh 

In Honor of Mary Bannon 

Jenna R, Briggs '07 

In Honor of James Blessing '63 

S. John '73 and Theresa Price 

In Honor of the Class of 1962 

Alice Brown '62 Wisor 

In Honor of Paul D. Coleman '40, H'78 

Pajl Arnold 

Jack R. Baird 

Richard C. Becker 

Robert C. Carter 

Ray and Bessie Chu 

Ronald A. and Jessica 5.S. Cohen 

Peter Coleman 

Edward J. Danielewicz 
Joseph M. Gering 
Samuel I. Green 

Basil W.Hakki 

Robert G. Heeren 

John H. Houseworth 

CatI and Margot Johnson 

Irving and Ruby Kaufman 

Richard Kenyon 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkiand P'90 

William E. Kunz 

I.. Jay and Marsha lemons 

Robert Likuski 

Leon Newman 

Donald F, Parsons 

Samuel J. Petuchowski 

Jack C. Richmond 

Jack L Saltich 

Hans P. Selin 

Glenn H. Sherman 

Murray D. Sirkis 
William H. Steier 
Cufi Winig 
Henry E.Wolfe 

In Honor of Jordan C. Cook '08 

Bhrell R. Long '08 

In Honor of Theodores. Decker '10 

Theodore F, '83 and Susan Deckei P'lO 

In Honor of Brenda Fabian 

Andrew T Dennen '07 

In Honor of Mary Fair 
Heather M, Mober '07 

In Honor of Mark Fertig 

Johanna f. Hoover '04 

In Honor of Warren Funk 

Paul A. Tomkiel'll 

In Honor of Brady T. Gallese '07 

Brittany K. Taylor '08 

In Honor of Gerald R. Gordon 
Donald D. Housley 
Denny Packard '71 

In Honor of Jeff Graham 

Tyler R Zaiser '07 

In Honor of Jim Grosse 
Jessica E. Perkins '07 

In Honor of Wallace J. Growney P'90 

Marilyn Zannie '67 Antunes 

In Honor of James Handlan 

Douglas A, '77 and Sharon Vreeland '79 Miller 

In Honor of Marjorie Curtis '39 Hanson 

Judith Mathis 

In Honor of Catherine M. Hastings 

Jenna R. Briggs '07 
Blair N.Sabo '07 

In Honor of Susan M. Hegberg 

Joshua H. Brown '00 and Elizabeth Dollhopf-Brown '00 

In Honor of Anna Reeder '40 Heimbach 

Hampton D. and Helen Huff P'87 

In Honor of Lawrence D. Hutchison '78, P'06, P'10 

Justin 0. Hutchison '06 

In Honor of David Imhoof 

Emily K. Lawrence '07 

In Honor of M. L. Klotz 

Nicole M. Rachau '07 

In Honor of Terri A. Gleichmann '85 Kugler 

Theodore Gleichmann P'85 

In Honor of Barbara A. Lewis 
Kirstin Went? '07 Taylor 

In Honor of George 0. Machlan 

Kathryn J. Clark '07 

Joseph X. '72 and Frances Garvey 

Douglas A, '77 and Sharon Vreeland '79 Miller 

In Honor of Katherine A. Manning '08 
Lisa M, Shaffer '08 

In Honor of Blake S. Mosser '10 

Lee E. Knepp 

In Honor of Matthew Persons 

John and Marge Gardner P'lO 

In Honor of W. Doug Powers 

Emily 5. Orner'07 

In Honor of Christopher J, Praul '93 

Marsha Young 

In Honor of the Rev. Mark Wm. Radecke 
Katherine A. Manning '08 

In Honor of Susan Rambo 

Maureen Pugh 

In Honor of Dorothy L. Wiesman '66 Rauch 
Roger P. Wilson 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

In Honor of Glen Relief 
Erika K. Reiss '08 

In Honor of Wilhelm Reuning 
S, John 73 and Theresa Price 

In Honor of David S. Richard 

Jennifer L McGontgle '95 

In Honor of Beverly Romberger 

Kevin M. Hannahoe '07 
Nicholas R. Marrongelle '07 

In Honor of Laurence Roth 

Amanda K. Zucker '07 

In Honor of William J. Sauer 
Meghan E. Quinn '97 Dorr 

In Honor of Jeremy P. Shoop '05 

Lee E, Knepp 

In Honor of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity 

Allison L. Scheerei '08 
Brian R Sheppard '08 

In Honor of Cathy Smith 

Maureen Pugh 

In Honor of James D. Sodt 

Linda Sodt '92 and William Kadar 
Michael '98 and Dana Brenner '97 Salerno 

In Honor of Derek and Katherine Straub 

L, Kristin Simpers '07 Anderson 

In Honor of Cyril M. Stretansky 

Jonathan S. Bailey 

Nelson E. '57 and Olga Bailey 

Nathan 0. '97 and Maria Buonviri 

Wayne H.Dietterick '74 

Rebecca Audet '96 and Sean R Gallagher 

Andrew D, Gilbert '06 

James E. Gilchrist '92 

Jessica Lepley '03 and William Kaledas 

Deborah E. Kline '99 

Charles A. Laubach 

Diane Mahoney '74 iPivarnik 

Robert K. '79 and Cindi Reid 

Maureen Davenport '52 Ries and 

RodneyA. RiesP'83, P'86 
Sarah Gregonis '00 and Ryan Wall 
Robert N.Whitmoyer '80 

In Honor of the Student Life Staff 

Amanda H. Nagy '08 

In Honor of Debra E. Fox '77 Taylor 
Sandra L. Taylor '08 

In Honor of Brian C. Tomko 
Jessica E. Perkins '07 
Lauren J. Tanis '07 

In Honor of Joanne f^arquardt '00 Troutman 

Marsha Young 

In Honor of Sherri Apple '82 Uehling 

James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 

In Honor of William Ward 

Meghan £. Quinn '97 Dorr 

In Honor of Jeffrey P. Whitman 

Lisa M, Shaffer '08 

In Honor of Kelli B. Whitman '06 

Jeffrey and Randy Whitman P'06, P'08 
Kendra L.Whitman '08 

In Honor of Stephen Wilkerson 

Jentre L, Deibler 'OS 
Michael J, Drake '07 

In Honor of Coleen P Zoller 

Brad J. Biondi '07 

In Memory of Donald L. Adams '49 

Hazel Brobst '51 Brown H'03 and Robert R Brown P'73 
Joyce A. Brown '73 
Jean H. Erdley 

In Memory of William R. Aikey H'79 

Frederick D, Ullman 

In Memory of William E. Allan '91 

David C. and Greta Baker 
Best Building Components LLC 
Ruth C. Blickenstaff 
Clay M. and Kathleen Bullers 
William A. and Ruby Byers 
Esther B, Corderman 
Edward 0. and Bonnie Distad 
Barbara K. Eichelberger 
Marjorie A. Goetz 
Richard A. and Mary Kittle 
Harris W. and Janet Lefew 
Rebecca H. Martin 
Gwendolyn 6. McLaughlin 
Methodist Adult Fellowship 
Barbara Neumann 
Thomas L. and Linda Perry 

Mary F Snook 
Janet M. Taylor 
Valine M. Taylor 
Richard F and Mary Wehr 
Williamsport United Methodist Men 

In Memory of James and Hazel Bashore 

Alfred J, Bashore '70 

In Memory of Franklyn M. Bergonzi '67, P'98 

John and Susan Bergonzi 

Hazel Brobst '51 Brown H'03 and Robert F Brown P'73 

Michael 5. and Kathleen Prick 

Leonard W. and Gail Johnson 

Jeanne E. Kandra 

RichardA. '67 and Judith Main 

In Memory of Frederic C. Billman '36 

William M. '58 and Dorothy Rohibach 

In Memory of Matthew K. Black '03 

Richard E.Feiry '85 

Kelly Klinger '96 Perfea and Frederick R Perfect 

Sarah L, Stout '03 

In Memory of Marsh C. Bogar '51 

Elaine Bogar 

In Memory of Florence Reitz '41 Brenneman P'73 

Thomas L, and Pamela Brenneman 

In Memory of Jack R. Campbell '67 

RichardA. '57 and Juditti Mam 

In Memory of John A. Chubb 

Anthony R. Distasio '83 and Lori Kachmarn 

In Memory of William Cohen 


In Memory of Florence Conrad 

Robin L, Conrad '87 

In Memory of Edward L. Dalby '22, P'59 

Arthur A, '57 and Marcjaiet Dalby '59 Zimmerman 

In Memory of Philip J. DiPisa '98 

Michael C. '98 and Christine Foster '01 Zisa 

In Memory of Alexander W. Dunn '92 

Matthew E, '92 and Tonya Stark 
Christopher N. Sweeney '93 

In Memory of C. Dale Gateman '52 

Shirley Decker '55 Gateman 

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In Memory of Laird '33 and Oneta Gemberling 

Linda A. Buflingame 
Laird S. Gemberliog 

In Memory of James A. Grossman '36 

Lucille M.Arihur 

In Memory of Irma R. Straw/bridge '49 Hallenbeck 

David Hallenbeck 

In Memory of Marcie Henry 

SU Housekeepers/Project Wotkeis 

In Memory of Dorothy Dellecker '43 Hochstuhl P'70 

Robed G. 70 and Diane Hochstuhl 
Jane Jones 

In Memory of Deborah Morrow '96 Hornberger 
and Samuel Hornberger 

Brant D. Hornberger '94 

Desmond and Eleanor Morrow P'96 

Waller C. '94 Pickett and Corinne Wozniak-Pickett '93 

In Memory of W. Murray Hunt 

Christopher J. Praul '93 

In Memory of Lawrence M. Isaacs '43, H'OO 

Sidney and Carole Apfelbaum 

John B. and Elizabeth Apple 

Lucille M.Arthur 

Charles and Lucy Bangert 

Gary E. '69 and Barbara Baylor 

Carl J, and Patricia Bellas P'86 

James A. '63 and Martha Barker '70 Blessing 

Judith Broach 

William W. and Victorina Carpenter 

Mary Cianni and Richard Caputo 


Mark H. Cohen 

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation 

Michael J. and SusanLynn Cox P'04 

Joel H'OO and Trudy H'OO Cunningham 

BruceG. and Joanne Curry 

Barbara DeCicco 

Lore Degenstein 

Jean £. Diak 

Chester W.Diercks 

W. Donald '51 and Marilyn Kretz '52 Fisher 

Frank W. and Joan Fletcher 

David E. and Janet Gause 

Grantmakers in Aging 

Allison E, Grebe '94 

Anna Reeder Heimbach '40, P'69 

Ruth Hilado 

Hampton D. and Helen Huff P'87 

Isabel S. Hungerford 

Jeanette R. Hunt 

George R Isaacs 

John Family Foundation 

Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner and David Karchner 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Marjmie H. Klotz 

Raymond C, '50 and <ay LaRue '52 Lauver 

Charles G. and Olivia Lavender 

Anne Heimbach '59 Lawrence and Leonard G. Lawrence 

James M. Leahy 

L. Jay and Marsha Lemons 

Barbara Lombardo 

George 0. and Faye Machlan 

James S, and Judith Marks 

Yoshi and Michiko Masada 

Charles f. and Patricia Mason 

Melvyn 5. Masuda 

Thomas M. and Ellen McDonald 

Doris Welch '43 Mitman * 

Robin E. Mockenhaupt 

Catherine J. Morrison 

David J. Morse 

Jean T. Morris 

David Norris 

Helen S. Nunn 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Constance Pechura and James C. Ingram 

Betty E. Peyton 

Maryanne Reichley '45 Pinand 

Robert E, and Doris Porter 

Charles W.Rau 

Janet Hoke '44 Reiff 

James A. Reilly 

Richard K. and Bonita fiiederer 

O'Herron Family Foundation 

Betsy and Keith Robertson 

Blanche Forney '42 Rogers P'68 

Margaret A. Rogers 

Donna E, Ross '99 

Samuel D. '54, H'08 and Dorothy Apgar '53 Ross P'75 

Stan Seiple 

Robert L. and Dorothy Shores 

Marilyn '87 and Richard Sierer 

William V.R and Catharine Sitterley 

Susan J. Slawek 

Charles C. and Lee Smith 

Emil 0. and Elizabeth Sommer 

Robert 0. and Vi Soper 

Judy Stavisky 

JamesA. and Jane Stern 

Sandra Stone and John F. Woog 

Daniel R. and Jane Stotrs 

Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 

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wiNiKit 2009 

Susquehanna University Athletic Oepartment 

Robert W. Surplus '45 

Barbara Tamke 

Harold L. and Alice Taylor 

Dorothy E.Weiss 

Pamela White and Anthony G, Butto 

Women's Association 

William H. and Phyllis Younger 

Jane Zink 

In Memory of Thomas Isaacs 

Barbara Lombardo 

In Memory of Alice Ann Patterson '58 Jacobs 

Carolyn Gillaspie '58 Snow 

In Memory of Joseph R. Joyce '63, P'95 

Michael A. and Julie Collins 

Christina Joyce '95 Daczkowski and Steven Daakowski 

Carol Bollinger '64 Joyce P'95 

Joseph R. and Jennifer Joyce 

Michael P Joyce 

RW. and Ruth Walter 

In Memory of Hilda Karniol 

Otto * and Beulah Reimherr 

In Memory of Katie J. Kasinecz '07 
Susan Kasinecz P'07 

In Memory of Erik D. Kirkland '90 

Douglas K. and Mary Candland P'92 
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund 
Sara G, and John D. Kirkland P'90 

In Memory of Charles S. Kunes 

William D '81 and Diane Ulman '81 Bryson 

R. Scot '91 and Ann Honicky '92 Ciccarelli 

George C. '82 and Cindy Clarke 

William T. Clarke 

Thomas J. '92 and Amy Dodd 

Richard R. '81 and Cindy Evans 

C. Patrick '73 and Jeanne Yost '72 Gallagher 

WhitneyA. Gay '71 

Michael S. '97 and Christie Hardy 

Larry D. '78 and Mary Hildebrand 


David C. '78 and Robin Lutcher 

Stephen C, Obici '81 

Martin J. '83 and Mary Pat Ortenzio P'lO 

Kenneth R. '86 and Jo Peifer 

Jack W. '84 and Danielle Purdy 

David Z, Richards '82 

Matthew F Schwenk '93 

M.Scott '82 and Nancy Tashjy 


2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Kenneth A. '83 and Stephanie Tashjy 
Joel C. '80 and Denise Tokarz 
Todd G. '81 and Jewel Williamson-Burns '83 
Liberty Excavators Inc. 

In Memory of /anet Laubach 

Charles A. Laubach 

In Memory of William C. Merz '70 

Joseph P. '71 and Carolyn Palchak 

In Memory of Scott R. Moore '83 

Gary L, '61 and Stephanie Haase '60 Moore P'83 

In Memory of Helen E. Wright '40 Mosebey 

Audrey Wright 
Diana W.Wright 

In Memory of Robert E. Murphy '07 

Timothy P. Barnes '07 

In Memory of Bruce L. Nary 

John E, '53 and Ann Corson '63 Pignatore 

In Memory of Marjorie S. Mack '67 Pearson 

Vicki Russell '91 

In Memory of Neil H. Potter 

Jonica and Thomas Craig 

Charles Landis 

Diane Meyers '88 and Thomas Poerio 

Douglas A. '77 and Sharon Vreeland '79 Miller 

In Memory of Bruce D. Presser 

Jane 6. Presser 

In Memory of Ruth E. Klinger '49 Reisenweaver 

Mildred Reaver '49 Day and John Day 
Miriam Avery '49 Fawcett 
Winifred Myers '49 and George O'Dell P'77 
John F. and Jerilyn Schade P'93 
Shirley Yarnell '49 Shenk and Jay Shenk 

In Memory of Kathryn Jarrett '34 Rhoads 

Anna Reeder Keimbach '40, P'69 

Anne Heimbach '69 Lawrence and Leonard G. Lawrence 

In Memory of Victor P. Rislow 

Brian A. Fleming '05 

Amy L. Grace '08 

Donald '75 and Debbie Dempsey '74 Liltlejohn P' 1 

David A. '76 and Stacy Brechbiel '88 Rohrer 

Philip J. '01 and Katherine Minton '01 Tackett 

In Memory of G. Edward Schweikert P'95 

Jon M. Bartholomew '03 

lyn F.Benson '91 

Sreanna M.Bradley '08 

Albert C. and Vickie Bucher 

Lawrence E, and Linda Clemens P'04 

Scott B. Cooper 

Mackenzie Pfeifer '00 Oabo and Amara Dabo 

William T and Linda Elkins P'98 

Jennifer Fasnacht '00 Fischer and Andrew Fischer 

Raymond P. and Corinne Fischer P'OO 

Frank W. and Joan Fletcher 

Mark A. and Susan Fontana 

John A. and Joann Fornadley P'08 

James B. and Maty Gardner 

Gerald C. and Kristi Hamroaker 

Timothy and Donna Harris P'10 

Susan M. Hegberg 

David C. Henry 

Richard and Judy Hirschman 

Ruth L. Kammer 

Evan A.andTrisha Knisely 

James R. and Susan Kodlick 

Gerard C. Kramer 

Dennis W. and Brenda Lax 

Bonnie Eiker '70 Lightcap and David Lightcap P'99 

John H. and Doiothy Longaker 

M3 Properties 

George 0, and Faye Machlan 

Renee Magee 

Thomas A. Martin and Louisa Weber 

Cynthia Beyer-Meddaugh and Stephen t Meddaugh P'08 

James R. and Helen Misanin 

AlvinT and Susan Nagel 

A. John and Catherine Paoloni 

Robert J., Eva, and Daniel Paoloni 

Abigail Byrnes '99 and Jay Peffer 

Maureen and William '03 Pugh 

Carol L. Reid 

Timothy G. Robeson '07 

Samuel D. '54, H'08 and Dorothy Apgar '53 Ross P'76 

Marvin J. and Carolyn Wray Rudnitsky 

Judy Hoffman '70 Schmidt and Charles Schmidt 

Danielle Ross '00 Schwab and Dustin Schwab 

Daniel J. Smith '07 

Karen Ledebuhr '88 Spohn and Evan Spohn 

Susquehanna University Athletic Department 

Wendy A. Wesoloskie '98 

Steven B. and Charlene Wolf P'09 

Wolf Block Schorr S Solis-Cohen 

In Memory of the Rev. E. Raymond 
Shaheen '37, H'99 

Frank D. and Barbara Armstrong 

Akiile Berhanu '99 and Shannon Klagholz '01 

Susan P Borsuk 

Brian J. '02 and Amy Ely '01 Bush 

Kristen Anderson '97 Mattera and Mike Matteia 

In Memory of Paul C. Shatto '41 , P'67, P'75 
Barbara Shatto '75 Harvey and J. Andrew Harvey 

In Memory of frank G. Smith '55, P'81 

Kathryn A. Smith P'81 

In Memory of Sigmund A. Stoler 

Elizabeth 8. Stoler 

In Memory of Colleen M. Supinski '96 

C. L. Batntiouse Company 
Juliet DeMola '98 

In Memory of Robert Updegrove '41 

Doris F Updegrove 

In Memory of Gene R. Urey 

Garrett EBissell '01 

Lorella Puglietii '82 Struzzi and Peter Struzzi 

Margaret Urey 

In Memory of Robert Wallower 

Betty Weisenfluh '54 Wallower 

In Memory of Neddy Wascheck 

Marcos Kneger 

In Memory of Clinton Weisenfluh '27 

Betty Weisenfluh '54 Wallower 

In Memory of Kenneth E. Wilt '41 

Emiddio and Carmella DiFrancesco 

Frances M. Gan/er 

William and Suzanne Gifford 

Robert Kopsak 

John B. and Shelly Luchini 

Curvin and Mary Montgomery 

Fred W. and Loretta Powell 

Angeline Reagan 

Joe C. and Patricia Robinson 

Robert and Eleanor Stitt 

Margaret Wilt 

Michael and Karen Zak 

In Memory of Deborah Wissinger '76 

Phyllis S.Wissinget 

In Memory of Jean L. Woltz 

Barbara A. Lewis 
Jack Lewis 

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Heritage Club 

Membership in the Heritage Club is offered to individuals who have provided for Susquehanna through charitable 
trusts and annuities, bequests and life insurance. The legacy provided by planned gifts assures a solid foundation for 
Susquehanna as the university looks to the challenges of the future. Su.squchanna is honored to recognize the members 
of the f leritage Club. 

Dorothy M. Anderson '62, H'02 

David W. Angstadl 

Lucille M. Arthur 

Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew 

Betty Andrews Becker * 

Patricia Ney '61 Booth and Peter Booth 

Victor R.Boris 77 

Michele Bowman 

Ha7el Brobst '51, H'03 Brown and Robert F. Brown P'73 

W. Robert '47 and Norma Camerer P'81 

Charles H. '52 and Voylet Dietz '52 Carr 

F. Ttiomas '63 and Jan Casey P'94 


Mary Rudy '44 Clark 

Robert R. Clark '35 * 

Douglas 0. Coe 

Linda Youhon '57 Collins and Alexander Collins 

Henry S. '56 and Madaline Lease '53 Cook P'82, P'90 
James L, '73 and Patricia Culpepper 
Joel H'OO and Trudy H'OO Cunningham 

Lyn Bailey '51 D'Alessandro 

NancyA. Davis '61 

Sue C. Davis '66 

Donald D. and Sue E. DeLorenzo 

Aloysius V '48 and Phyllis Swarlz '49 Derr 

Milton C. and Gladys Dumeyer P'69 

Robert I. '65 and Judy Estill 

Frank Falso 

Robert L '59 and Linda Traub '61 Fiscus 

Philip D. '69 and Teresa Fowler 

Harold A. Freed '66 

Signe S.Gates '71 

Francis R. Gelnett '37 

MarieA. Gore'80 

JamesJ. Gormley '55 

Robert N.Gott5hallP'81 * 

Reed A. '38 and Madeline Greninger 

Charlotte Gross 

Robert L. '56 and Elin Hackenberg 


Cornelia Klee '80 Hall and Jonathan Hall 

Samuel J. Halpern '68 

Marjorie Curtis '39 Hanson ' 

Alan R. and Gloria Hassman 

Helen S, Haugan 

Zelda F. Haus '27 * 

Susan M. Hegberg 

Esther Herman 

Douglas D. '95 and Dana Herr 

Louise F. Hively 

Gregg A. Hodgdon '70 

Lenore Garman '47 Horner and Jackson Horner 

Carl A. '59 and Lorraine Horsfield 

Holly Geise '78 Howard and Richard Howard 

Ernest W. '34 and Mary Huston 

Lawrence M. '45, H'OO *and Louise Kresge '45 Isaacs H'OO 

Margaret E. Isaacson '70 

Bonnie L. Johnson '65 

Harry R. '49 and Nancy Johnston 

Gloria Faylor '85 Katchner 

William G. and lynne Karniol 

LesterJ.Karschner'37, P'65 

Ronald D. '53 and Roxanne Keefer 

Earl F. '57 and Mary Bingaman '55 Kleintop 

Mary Klingelhoeffei '53 

David C. Koch '72 

Frances Roush '50 Kovacic and Joseph Kovacic 

Gene Deamer Lane 

Mary A. Lauver P'56 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thomas R. Knapp 

Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo P'97 

William H. '48 and Joyce Jenkins '45 McClure 

Ruth Eleanor McCorkill '43 

Stephen D. '66 and Janet Melching 

John R, '49 * and Harriet Gould '48 Mertz 

Came Neff '89 Mitchell and Bill Mitchell 

Louise Siemets '50 Molinaro 

Carl M. '63 and Kathryn Moyer 

Johanna Sheese '68 and Anthony T. Murray 

Doria Nary 

Cart 0. Nelson 

Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott '55 Nunn P'81 

Leah Cryder '47 Oberheim and Robert Oberheim P'77 

Paul D. '39 * and Ruth R. Ochenrider * 

Harold C. and Nancy O'Connor 

Susan Odjakjian '79 

Nancy V.Orr '67 

Richard H. Pohl '79 

Richard D. '60, H'06 and Melba Reichard 

Caroline Grubb '38 Reisinger 

Kathryn Jarrett '34 Rhoads * 

Lavan "58 and Janet Rohrbach '46 Robinson 

Raymond E. Roush 

Alice F. Rowe 

Heather Heath '93 Rowe and Donald Rowe 

Marvin J. and Carolyn Wray Rudnitsky 

Louis F. '50 and Agnes Santangelo 

M. Jane Schnure '39 

Jack M. '54 and Joyce Schreffler P'83, P'87 

Mary R. Schweikle * 

Nevin CI '49 and SaraWo(mley'41 Shaffer 

Gaye Wolcott '65 Sheffler and M.Andrew Sheffler 

Jill Fuller '58 Snyder 

Robert 0. and Vi Soper 

Richard D. '68 and Beverly Spotts P'97 

Jesse H.Stone '51 

Mary Louise McCann '60 Tietbohl 

Joan B. Post '50 Titus and T Donald Titus 

Scott C, '72 and Annmarie Truver 

Dorothy Turner '36 

James M. and LaRue Unglaube 

Erhard O.Werner '57 

Louise E. West '39 

Nancy Porch '71 Whiteman and James I Whiteman 

Marjorie Barton '46 Winder and J. Byrton Winder 

Marian Walborn '33 Worthington 

John '50 and Ann Hewes '51 Yanuklis 

Linda Covert '70 Zeiber and Gerald Zeiber 

Suzanne Springer '66 Zeok and John Zeok 

SH ■ Susquehanna C.urreiil.s ■ winter 2009 


Endowment Funds at Susquehanna 

Susquehanna is pleased to list endowments funded between July i, 2007 and June 30, 2008. 'The income from these funds 
will strengthen uni\'ersit\' programs and make the cost of an SU education more affordable in perpetuity. 

Class of 1950 Scholarship Endowment 

The Juan del Castillo and Susan G. Shipe 70 Scholarship Fund 

Robert L. and Linda Traub Fiscus Endowment for Service Learning 

Harold A. Freed '66 Scholarship Endowment 

Gicking Fannily Scholarship Endowment 

Carl H. Hitchner '62 Endowed Fellowship in Social Justice 

The Louise F. Hively Scholarship Fund 

Charles E. '31 and Mildred H, Kroeck Endowment Fund 

Charles E. '31 and Mildred H. Kroeck Weber Chapel Endowment 

Laudenslager Fund for Education 

The Dr. Joseph J. Mowad Prize Endowment 

Chester G. '52 and Alice F. Rowe Scholarship Fund 

Dr. Robert A. Updegrove '41 Scholarship Endowment 

Gladys Koch Van Horn Scholarship Fund 


Volunteers play an important role in Susquehanna development, and we aiv grateful for the many people who choose 
to become involved. Their etlorts are noble— whether as part of a network of alumni and parents who assist with the 
imiversity's admissions program or as fundraisers, reunion organizers or career advi.sors — and their participation adds 
to the richness ol ,Susc]uehanna. The pages that lollow honor these dedicatetl iiuli\itluals who gave so generousKol their 
time antl talents in 2007-08. 

Susquehanna University 
Board of Trustees 

Sidney Apfelbaum 

Alan M. Bennett '72 

Mark 0. Burkliardt 76, P'08 

John A. Carpenter 

Michael E.Collins 73 

Charles L, DeBrunner 74, P'OS 

Michele DeMary 

Salvatore D. Fazzolari P'06, P'07, P'1 1 

Linda Fetterolf P'95 

BruceW. Ficken70 

Kaihi Stine 76 flack P'05,P'09 

SigneS, Gates 71 

Paul Gausmann P'09 

Robert L. Gronlund 

Gall Short Hanson P'97 

Barry R.Jackson '68 

Frank J. Leber '64 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 

L. Jay Lemons 

WilliamA. Lewis Jr, '68 

George C. Liberopoulos '86 

Jamie L. Malachowski '09 

Tetiy L. March '67, H'OB, Chair ' 
Seward P. Mellon '65, H'93 
Dawn Grigg '68 Mueller 
Peter M. Nunn'57 
Harold C. O'Connor 
Martin J. Ortenzio '83 
Martin L. Pinter '98 
Carol Scherb '70 Ray 
Bonnie Bucks '65 Reece P'93 
Morgan A. Rhinehart '10 
Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05 
Edward R. Schmidt '69 
William E. Sordoni '97 
David Steinau 
James W, Summers '64 
Frank J. Trembulak '69, P'93 
John D. Yost 

Board Emeriti 
John B.Apple 
Gary E. Baylor '69 
Richard E. Caruso '65 

Joel Cunningham H'OO 

William C, Davenport '53 

Samuel H. Evert H'02 

W.Donald Fisher '51 

WilliamA. Gettig 

Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner 

Raymond C.Lauver '50, H'07 

Howard J. McCarney 

Saul Putterman 

Samuel 0. Ross Jr. '54, H'08, P'76 

Robert F.WeisH'92 

Donald E. Wissinger '50, P'78, P'81, P'84 

Susquehanna University 
Alumni Association 

Executive Bojrd 
Denise M.Anibrogio'90 
Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew 
Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton 
Brandon 5. Beaver '99 
Joyce A. Brown '73 
Linda Kline '72 Bugden 
Douglas Carlson '88 
Keith J.Costello '73 

Charles L. DeBrunner '74 
David M. Dumeyer '69 
Leonard A. Eber96 
Luke R. Eddlnger '00 
Jenna L. Fredericks '06 
Jeffrey S. Gicking '79 
Jeffrey D, Morgan '82 
Julie A. Morrison '98 
James P. Olson '82 
Carol Scheib '70 Ray 
Heather Heath '93 Rowe 
Tammy Frailey '92 Shearer 
William E. Sordoni '97 
Pamela Marino '81 Weiss 
Dorothy E.Wesner '81 
Suzanne 'r'enchko '58 

2007-08 Parents Association 

William M. and Elizabeth Baker P'l 1 
Frank J. and Greta Bell P'1 1 
Martin W. and Musa Bovee P'09 
Arliiur and Catherine Campbell P'1 1 
Thomas G, '74 and Pamela Clark P'07, P'09 
Abe and Marvell Coker P'08 

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Charles I. and Mary Lou Cole P'08 
Thomas J. and Lynn Cushing P'06, P'09 
Michael G. and Jacqueline Demko '10 
Paul and Linda Dubendorl P'10 
Christine Eyler P'09 
Joseph F. Faust P' 11 
Shan Freed P' 11 
Patrick and Joy Gilson P'09 
Susan Graham P' 1 0,P' 12 
Howard G. and Judy Griggs P'09 
Robert L. and Sonya Hackenberg P'09 
S.William '84 and Kathy Hinton, P'lO 
Tom and Vicky Kiaula P'09 
Mike and Judy Klein P'08 
Leonard and Laurie Knies P'1 1 
Joseph and Carol Lagowski P'08 
Howard R. and Rita Lambert P'09 
Patricia Sost '78 Lantz P'09 
Stewen and Cheryl Latorre P'l 1 
Gary and Betsy Lavelle P'09 
Thomas H. and Calhaleen Ley P'l 1 
Kenneth W. and Donna Meier P'lO 
Kevin and Carol Middleton P'10 
Thomas J. and Deborah Miele P'l 1 
Richard W. and Judith Mock P'09 
Robert S. '84 and Kathleen Mickey P'll 
Glenavie Norton and 

Stephen M.Gulick P'09 
George and Cheryl Oram P'09 
John W. and Patricia Packer P'10 
Joseph Petrill P'09 
William F, and Linda Petry P'll 
Theodore and Sherry Pinkard P'10 
Christopher and Aniceia Pilera P'09 
Bill andTracy Pond P'll, P'l 2 
Herb and Linda Raynes P'08 
Gregg A. and Margaret Robertson P'l 1 
Robert C, and Linda Rooney P'l 1 
Gregg and Chris Ruhren P'll 
David L. and Marian 

Rutherford P'04,P'06, P'll 
Jeffrey and Virginia Schultz P'll 
John and Merri Sedgwick P'08 
Craig and Cathy Simon P'08 
Michelle Singleton P'lO 
Terry R, and Martha Smith P'09 
Leonard R. and Patricia Tanis P'07, P'10 
Donald F and Anne Thiele P'09 
Chipand Janet Wagner P'10 
David R, and Susanne Walsh P'09 
Tliomas and Tonia Welch P' 1 1 
Jeffrey P and Deborah 

Clemens '77 Werronen P'09 

Robert 5. and Debra Ann 

Whitehead P'09 
Alexandra and Charles Woodward P' 1 1 

Alumni-Parent Admissions Network 

Anthony C- Adamopouios '67 

Alexis Adamovich-Thornton '01 

Sara J. Adams '02 

DavidA. '78and Susan 
Maack '79 Addison P08 

Jennifer Gamble '79 and Brian 
Allebach P'07 

Carol Charnigo '85 Allocco 

Brian M.Anderson '98 

John L, and Bonnie Anderson P'05 

Harmon L.Andrews '53 

JamesA. Schiaffino'Ol and 
Laura Armstrong '01 

Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew 

Charlene Fravel '95 Aviles 

Janet Oiehl '75 Ayres and Jeffrey 
Ayres P'06 

Heather Bader '01 

Bridget Clopper '00 Bailey 

Nancy Mohr '82 Baker 

Charles E, '99 and Kamil Rustin '00 Barley 

Kevin L. '97 and Amy Kastner '97 Barley 

Rebecca Dowsley '01 and Kevin M. Barry 

Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton 

Marjorie Guckes '87 Basta 

Joann Beadencup P'05 

Stephen R. Sealer '03 

Oani Beam '98 

Brandon S. Beaver '99 

Jori S. Beck '06 

Allison Sparks '00 Bennett 

John and Mary Bennis P'05 

Barry N. and Susan Benson P'04, P'07 

Lori B. Benson '04 

Peter M, Betgonzi '98 

Aaron B.Billger '91 

Reagan E. Bitler '92 

John B. and Beth Blankinship P'08 

Jennifer Becker '00 Blunt 

lenna L. Bolduc'01 

Jordan A. Bolduc '04 

Thomas P Boone '90 

Anthony J. '98 and Kate 

Leonard '01 Borgueta 
Jennifer L. Botchie '99 
Jennifer L. Bourque '99 
Courtney M. Brenner '99 
Marci I.Brenner '04 
Jamie Casanova '01 Brisby 

Aaron S. '00 and Melanie Noto '02 Brock 

Ruth A. Bromfield P'04 

Molly Martin '96 Broniak 

Joshua H. Brown '00 and Elizabeth 'OO 

Kathleen M.Brown '01 
Anne Heisey '95 Brubaker 
Karin Griffith '92 Brush 
Melissa Becker '96 Bryant 
Robert I. '00 and Janice 

Bubeck-Steckel '00 
Steven K, '78 and U. Jean 

Hednck '78 Budd 
Kelly M. Bugden '02 
Ruth D. Bullwinkle '95 
Alicia Bunger '01 
Thomas P '86 and Gina 

Hucke '86 Bunting 
Nathan 0. Buonviri '97 
Kevin R. Burd '96 
WilliamW. '85 and Joanne 

Timulty '87 Bufger 
Evelyn M. Burke '03 
Gregory D. Burke '95 
Mark D. '76 and Louise Burkhardt P'08 
Christina Mulhern '99 Burney 
Todd G, Burns '81 and Jewel 

Williamson-Burns '83 
Becki Bert '03 Campanaro 
Mark J. and Elizabeth Capkin P'06 
Jason R. Carrier '97 
Dawn M.Catron '01 
Catherine Compton '81 Caulfield 
Matthew R Cerimele '99 
Steven J. Chappelear '83 
Jessica J. Chorney '03 
Stacey E.Clement '94 
William E. Cochran '83 
Kristen Nackley '00 Cogan 
Jennifer M.Cohick '99 
Sherry Young '95 Colwell 
EricA. Conner '97 
Daniel M. '69 and Karen 
Kister '70 Corveleyn 
Andrew H, Cosgrove '95 
Paul D. '91 and Patricia 
Schneider '90 Cote 
Susan J. Cressman'77 
Kevin J. Cullinan '83 
Bridget E. Cuoco '04 
Erin N. Curran '99 
Matthew E. '92 and Jane 
Petersen '92 Curran 
Sarah Lindwall '00 Dalzell 

Jocelin Johnson '01 Damien 

Anne-Marie D' Andrea '02 

Kristen Wise '01 D'Angelo 

John A. Davidson '76 

Gregory M. Davis '80 

Mary Snyder '65 Davis 

David J. '71 and Lorraine Peak P'06 

Charles L. DeBrunner '74 and 
Gloria Klugh P'05 

Pamela J. Deisher '85 

Daniel W. Deitzel '96 

Emily Miller '97 DelViscio 

Timothy F. Denard '76 

JeffreyW. Dentler'85 

Dana Pfeil '97 DePace 

Henry J. '70 and Barbara 
Hitchens '69 DePerro P'94 

Charles J, Deltman '85 

Kara A. Dicamillo '99 

Jennifer Jester '99 Oilworth 

M. Alice Jeremko '87 DiSanto 

Jill Dischler P'05 

Daniel E. '77 and Drina Ditzler P'lO 

Thomas J. '92 and Amy Dodd 

Adam E. Drapczuk '98 

Pierre VDuy '84 

Leonard A. Ebel '96 

Edward E. '77 and Kimberlee 

Jane Heiser '75 Eisenhart 

Kelly '01 Elsasser 

Jennifer Mariano '98 Ersalesi 

Addie M. Falger '04 

Nanette Fandino '94 Diaz 

Eric R. Farman '02 

Richard R. and Kathleen Farman P'02 
John C. '83 and Carolyn 

Murphy '84 Farr 
James H. Faust '87 
Patricia Polaneczky '81 Federowic 
Ann Hubley '85 Fehr 
Cynthia Woodcock '75 Fielder 
Thomas J. Figmik '82 
Jeannette File '75 Lamb 
Michael J. Fina '74 
Kelly Ramsdell '85 Fineman 
Melissa Poinsett '02 Flaherty 
Gary and Lois Fleming P'05 
Andrew W. Flothmeier '01 
Margaret Anne finley '85 Flournoy 
Eric G. '99 and Rachel 
Knight '02 Flowers 
William C. Foote '74 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Daniel M. '68 and Joan 

Fornataro P'90, P'97 
Amy Fortier '98 
Kelly K. Freeman '94 
TerrieA. Freeman '96 
Robin L. Friedman '83 
H. Scott Frilts '78 
MIchele Whitley '98 Gallagher 
Stephanie Young '03 Galloway 
Heidi Perry '89 Gardner 
Douglas E. '81 and Lori 

Kummerie '82 Garman 
Karen Madden '88 Casque 
SigneS. Gates'71 
Whitney A. Gay '71 
Jeffrey 5. Gicking '79 
Matthew P. '98 and Margaret 

Matovic '98 Gilbert 
Amy E. Gillam '99 
Patrick and Joy Gilson P'09 
Christopher J. '66 and Serena Gipe P'96 
Stephen E. and Jean Godsall-Myers P'05 
Jessica Fisher '93 Goldstein 
John D. Goodenow '75 
KarliA. Gram'92 
KeithW. Green '75 
Wiilard M.'58 and Carolyn 

Ruocco '67 Grimes 
Heather Hartley '03 Groff 
Samuel R '90 and Melanie '93 Gross 
Gena IVI. Groves '02 
lack B. and Judith Guthrie P'OO, P'04 
Joan Haefle '62 
ToddA. Hain'97 
Margaret Beclcer '98 Haley 
Donald C. '70 and Darcy 

Jones '72 Hamlin 
Nancy A. Hamor '68 
Anita Moniz '89 Hariton 
Anne M. Hartman '99 
Brenda Gerhart '66 Hayasatca 
Jeffrey A, and Ruth HedinP'02 
Brian K.Heiden '91 
Keith P'91 and Ashley 

Sheridan '93 Henry 
Erin Herbert '03 Hayes 
Kelly A. Herncane '94 
Douglas D. Herr '95 
Robert f. '90 and Peggy Bobb '92 Herr 
Casey L. '98 and Carrie 

Green '97 Higgins 
Denise Higgins and ffussell Phillips P'05 
David and Catherine Hixson P'05 
Craig D. Hockenbury '80 

Alistair G. Hodgson '97 
Craig M. Housenick '98 
Craig C. '84 and Dorothy 

Johnson '85 Howie 
Melissa Innella '01 
Laura Schleich '82 Inwin 
Susan Bryan '95 James 
Jessica M. Jewett '04 
Nicole A. Jones '02 
Delina Cefaratti '02 Joyce 
Bethany Schilling '00 Katz 
Amy Leiter '96 Kauffman 
David S. Kay '00 
Bruce R. and Denise Kellett P'03 
Carolyn Oberholtzer '85 Kelly 
Michael Kelly '01 
Lori Zwirblis '84 Kennedy 
PaulA. Kercher'72 
Deanna Smith '92 Kipp 
David L. '98 and Elise 

Knappenberger '95 Kish 
Juel Casey '76 Klepadio 
Rachel Woodward '96 Knowlton 
Stacey Mancine '96 Koloski 
Carol Manning '92 Kolster 
Kelley Kometa '95 
Stacy L. Koppenhaver '92 
Harry L. Kostyk '84 
Laura Krisniski '97 Kovalaske 
Patrick F. '76 and Elizabeth 

Walsh '76 Kreger 
John R '95 and Stacey 

Bahn '97 Kroninger 
Angela Johnson '90 Kulmann 
Lynn Orem '92 Kutch 
Kaiherine E. Labrioia '05 
Patrick and Patricia Labrioia P'05 
Thomas F. and Christine Lagana P'04 
Janet Wyllie '86 Lambert 
Gerohn E. '04 and Sara 

Hasert '03 Lanns 
Jenifer Hambel '93 Lapinsky 
Judith Carletta '99 Larsen 
Dayne Lash '95 
Craig M, '03 and Angie Feger '03 Lawver 
Barbara Jones '99 Leek 
Marsha A. Lehman '74 
William J. and Nancy Lehtonen P'02 
Lowell L, Leilzel '76 
Larissa Kerpchar '98 Lemp 
Joseph K. Leone '90 
Janice Trojan '76 Lessman 
Susan Santaguida '88 Lewis 

Bonnie Eiker '70 Lighicap and David 

Lightcap P'99 
Christina R. Logozzo '99 
Arthur S. Loomis '80 
Meredith D, lovell '02 
Michael A. '88 and Renee 

Hepler '85 Ludwig 
David C.Lulcher '78 

William M. '97 and Sarah Zeito '97 Lutz 
Theodore 6. '91 and Jennifer 

Gavel '91 Maack 
Lisa Bobb '93 MacOougall 
LesteyA. MacPherson'04 
Marilyn Goetze '71 Manahan 
ShariTrembulak '93 Mangels 
Gregg L.Mardirosian '01 
Robert and Beverly Markel P'07 
Lois Kanaskie '90 Martin 
Martin J. Martynuska '90 
Megan Wallace '97 Matras 
Michael R. Mauriello '96 
Lauren C, McDonnell '06 
ColeenA. McGuire'Ol 
Jay M. McMeekan '92 
Megan E. McMullen '02 
Danielle Peyakovich '90 McNichol 
Thomas R. Mertz '95 
Lauren Bachmann '01 Meyer 
Rebecca Shade '54 Mignot 
Edwin and Patricia Mihallo P'06 
Craig R, '75 and Patricia 

Shaughnessy '75 Miller P'04, P'07 
Bruce I. Milzman '84 
Trudy Miller '68 Miner 
Bradley H. Minto '99 
Dulcie Bishop '97 Mistikin 
Came Neff '89 Mitchell 
Kerry Rosen '96 Moe 
KristyA. Montalbano'OO 
Gary L. '61 and Stephanie 

Haase '60 Moore 
Nicole Moraski '96 
Jeffrey D. '82 and Susan 

Kees '83 Morgan 
Julie A, Morrison '98 
Amy J, Mudry '02 
Adam F. '94 and Lisa 

Longden '95 Murrison 
Tamara Musumeci-Szabo '98 
Stephen R. and Denise Myers P'05 
Shelley Gehman '74 Nason 
Donna Poland '78 Neilley 
John B. '76 and Katherine 

McAllister '77 Neuiiauser P'06 

Mark H. Nicholas '91 
Christopher P. '88 and Kathleen 

French '88 Noah 
C.Greg '71 and Jessica 

Schubert '71 NorbertP'07 
David R. '79 and Ellen 

Schmidt '79 Odenath 
David A. and Virginia Ogg P'05 
Ktisten Gipe '96 Ondo 
Jeffrey W, '00 and Kathleen 

McFarland '00 Orlando 
Patiicia D. Ornst '96 
Andrea Hughey '94 Orso 
David H. '78 and Anne 

6uckes'78OttleyP'07, P'08 
Philip C. '73 and Marcia 

Wright '73 Ousley 
Julie Stover '99 Padbury 
Sangeeta Lai '91 Pal 
Heather L. Parent '97 
Kathleen M. Pasek '02 
Leigh Baldwin '80 Patterson 
Deborah Guldnei '86 Pavio 
Jennifer M, Perrine '00 
Heidi A. Peterson '94 
Sara Jesse '97 Pettapiece 
Jacqueline Sgroi '97 Piccolo 
Erin McNeice '98 Piesieski 
Brian L. Pietroski '06 
Lynn Castaldo '96 Pipiione 
Jeffrey I Pirzinger '01 
Kimberlee Gorman '83 Pizzirusso 
S. Stephen Piatt '75 
Neil A. '99 and Cory 

Doeringer '99 Popovich 
Jonathan N. '02 and Amy 

Kriebel '02 Portzline 
Julianne Potoma '05 
Jeffrey T. Puglia '97 
Carole Sloan '67 Pursell P'94 
Jennifer Rowles '03 Rach 
Robert H. '69 and Carol Schetb '70 Ray 
Sarah Brubaker '02 Reager 
Christina Guadalupe '02 Reedy 
Adam '01 and Charlotte 

Murray '01 Reemts 
Robert K. Reid '79 
BrendonA. Renouf '97 
Douglas L. Reynolds '55 
Lona 0, Rhoads '95 
LynnA. RiccardulliP'02 
JudithA. Rile'78 
SandtaM. Rocks '75, P'05 

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Waltei '04 and Melissa 
Yevit2 '04 Rosiecki 

Tara Gower '96 Ruest 

David L. and Matian 

Rutherford P'04,P'06,P' 11 

Keri Gtonquist '97 Rybny 

Paul E, Sacks '82 

Julia Edmister '98 Sadtler 

William R. Sammatco '91 and Danielle 
Sammarco-Boflz '91 

Theresa Santoll '81 

Craig Saperstein '82 

MIchele E, Sarnoski '02 

Michael A. Schaeler '99 

francine Cesari '97 Schertzer 

Mark E. Schmidt '91 

Matthew 0. Schtikis '89 

John D, '76 and Martha 
Miller '77 Schwartz 
Christine Faust '79 Serman 

Deborah Slettler '02 Shaffer 
Geoffrey A. '91 and Tammy 

Frailey '92 Shearer 
Gillian R Shotwell '04 
Richard E, Shriver'84 
Aaron S. '95 and Jennifer 
Wolny '96 Shurtleff 
Jessica Ditmars '82 Silbert 
Holly D, Sivec '96 
Jo-Ann Smith '77 Skinner 
John and Cathy Skivington P'05 
Robert M. Slifet '86 
Andrew T, Slifko '04 
Suzanne Strusz '93 Sloan 
Kristen Owen '02 Smeltz 
Jill Sameth '92 Smith 
Kristy Kent '96 Snider 
Kalhryn Kissinger '86 Snowe 
Nathan P. Snyder '02 
Meg-Ann Sorber '89 
Karl A. Spector '89 
Harold R. and Martha Spencer P'04 
Richard D, '68 and Beverly Spotts P'97 
Jill Hengey '98 Staats 
Kathleen Hoshino'71 Stein 
Peier M. '71 and Linda Stenzhorn 
Deane and Paul Stepansky P'05 
Mark L.'71 Stevens 
Jason L. Stickler '05 
Jason R. '98 and Jennifer 

Malarik '96 Stipe 
Scott T. Stracka '97 
Pamelia Dick '65 Streamer 
Dustin E. Surj '00 

William E. '76 and Trudy Swanger P'lO 

MelanieTruckenbrod '97 Swenson 

Katherin G. Swift '02 

David E.Teets '70 

Sherry Jewett '98 Theriault 

Bryan D. Tbistlethwaite '99 

James I, '81 and Ann 

Stanzlone '82 Thompson 

Deena and Glenn Thompson P'05 

Jill Beck '91 Thompson 

Kimberly L. Tohill '03 

Jennifer Shaffer '96Tomcanin 

Melissa E. Trego '00 

Jameson R. '02 and Jennifer 
Engerer '02 Troutman 

Joanne Marquardt '00 Troutman 

Gail Stitzer '82 Tucker 

Elise Denmon '02 Turner 

Jodilyn Tofts '93 Turner 

RuthAnn Stutzman '70 and Robert L. 
Updegrove P'05 

Kathleen Veety '99 Martin 

Sarah Smith '02 Vickery 

Robin K, '80 and Elizabeth 
Kennedy '80 Vieira 

John L. '72 and Christine Villella P'03 

Christina M, Vocaturo '96 

Jennie Giasi '90 Wallace 

Kristen Evans '92 Waughen 

Robert and Marcy Weinstein P'06 

Pamela Marino '81 Weiss 
Thora M. Westock '99 
JohnT. Wheaton'71 

Erin Callahan '00 Wheeler 

Carol Meek '66 Whitfield 

Robert fJ.Whitmoyer '80 

Lizabeth Colburn '92 Whirtier 

Donna R.Willbergh '90 

Brian D.Williams '99 

Greg A. Williams '94 

Samuel P. '90 and Melanie '93 Williams 

Todd G.Williamson '81 and Jewel 

Williamson-Burns '83 
Christine Kline '02 Witmer 
Jennifer M.Witowski '03 
Jason M.Wolfe '99 
Richard S.Wolfe '81 
Michael G.Wolfofd '86 
Judd H.Wright '98 
April Yacko '99 Cardoso 
Mark E. '00 and Theresa Shirk '00 Yerger 
Patricia Hoffman '77 Zaiinski 
Jennifer L.Ziegler '01 

Darla Zimmerman P'02, P'04 

Class Reporters 

1936 Janet Earhart Harkins 
1941 Mary Emma Yoder Jones 

1943 Ruth Eleanor McCorkill 

1944 Ethel Wilson Kerschner 

1945 Robert W. Surplus 
1948 Robert F.Wohlsen 

1 954 Faye Kostenbauder Williamson 
1957 Lynn Hassinger Askew 
1959 JackE.Cisney 

1 962 Dorothy M. Anderson 

1963 Irene Ettei Schmehl 

1964 Marjorie Brandt Waltman 

1965 Susan C. Petrie 

1966 Carol Wentzel Felix 

1967 Virginia M. Biniek 

1968 Samuel D. Clapper 

1969 Barbara Hitchens DePerro 

1970 Kathryn Zierdt Grubb 

1971 Whitney A. Gay 

1972 Scott C. Truver 

1973 S.John Price 

1974 Susan Lang Martin 

1976 Brenda Zboray Klinger 

1977 LynnM.Sarf 

1978 Judith A. Rile 

1979 Susan Odjakjian 

1980 Robert N.Whitmoyer 

1981 Christopher F. Kiessling 

1 982 Ann Stanzione Thompson 

1983 Susan Frekol Doty 

1984 Randi Keller Sagona 

1985 Tracy Gerard Akner 

1986 Karen Doty Clemens 

1987 Cynthia L. Cooke 

1988 MarkDThorsheim 

1989 Sharon L. Henderson 

1990 Angela Johnson Kufmann 

1991 Scott D Grant 

1992 Julie Heckman Mullin 

1993 Ruthe Spitzig Potter 

1994 Andrea Hughey Orso 

1995 Korie A. Traver 

1996 Margaret Pierce Frantz 

1997 LisaA. Barella 

1 998 Heather Newberger Dray 

1999 Brandon S. Beaver 

2000 Kimberly J. Main 

2001 William N.Thomas 

2002 David M.Applegate 

2003 Jennifer Rowles Rach 

2004 Jennifer Hawbaker Bingei 

2005 Michael J. Franken 

2006 Lauren Wolfe 

2007 Kristin Vought 

Business and Industry Committee 

Jonathan Adams '99 

Kendra Aucker 

Edward R. Barben '78 

Patricia Bennett 

David Betz 

Arthur F Bowen '65 

Willaid J, Bowen '69 

Laurie Carr 

Thomas C. Clark 

Shawn Felty 

Gary Grossman 

Roger Haddon 

Frederick W.Kelly Jr. '66, P'95 

Paul Kieffer 

Heidi J. Kline '88 

Ann Madison 

Dennis G. Martz '77 

John Pagana 

Steven L. Patterson 

Karl G. Rohrbach 

JoAnn Shotko 

Judy Spiegel 

Todd Troxell '90 

Walter C. Van Nuys '68 

Judson C.Williams 

Janet Yonkoskie 

Kenneth Zettlemoyer 

Weis Partners 

Jeffrey Apfelbaunn P'OO 
Michael Apfelbaunn P'08 
Sidney Apfelbaum 
James F.App'65 
James G.Apple P'82.P'85 
John 8. Apple 
Kendra Aucker 
Edward R. Barben '78 
Christopher Baylor 
Gary E. Baylor '69 
David Betz 
Ross M. Chrisman 
Robert W. Dagle P'04 
Michael Daniloff 
Allan R. Dennison 
Margie Deppen 
John B, Fischer 
Warren Fisher 
Kenneth 0. Fladmark 

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2007-08 Honor Roll of Donors 

Robert E. Forse '68, P'99 
Thomas 0. Gates 
Oavid Geise 
Richard Grafmyre 
Karen L. Hackman 78 
Roger Haddon Jr. 
Robert W.Hadfield '68 
Edwin Hansen 
Fritz M. Heinemann 
Scott IHeintzelmanP'lO 
Chris Holcombe 
George F, Keller 
FredericlcW. KellyJr. '66, P'95 
Amanda Kessler 
Virginia A. Kessler 
Sara G. Kirkland P'90 
Kurt Kissinger 
Joseph W, Kleinbauer '63 
Raymond C. Lauver '50 
Wilmer Leinbach 
Richard Lybarger 
George 0. Machlan 
Terry L. March '57 * 
Andrew Marhevsky 
Thomas McBryan 
Robert McCormack 
Joseph McGranaghan 
Kenneth F. Mease '50 
Corbeti Monica 

Mark J. Monroe 

Paul A. Morelock 

Justin Noll 

Michael O'Keefe 

Frederik Paulsen P'93 

Mark L. Pulaski 

Lawrence Putterman 

Tami Radecke P'05 

Thomas C. Ragland 

William Remaley 

Norman S, Rich 

William J. Roll 

Donald T Rosini 

Rue Rothermel 

Louis F, Santangelo '50 

Edward Schwan 

Erica Shames 

John Shipman 

JoAnn Shotko 

Paul Spiegel 

J. Donald Steele Jr. 

Don Stringfellow 

Natalie Taylor 


FrankJ.Trembulak'69, P'93 

Walter Van Nuys 

Dennis E.Willman'65 

Michael Wimer 

Robert Witten 

Sigmund Weis School of Business 
Advisory Council 

Michael M. Apfelbaum P'09 

Sidney Apfelbaum 

Douglas B. Carlson '88 

Gregory J. Carr '83 

Salvatore D. Faizolari P'06. P'07. P'l 1 

Wayne H. Fisher '66 

Janice Trojan '76 Lessman 

Aliens. Greene P' 10 

Robert W.Hadfield '68 

Thomas V Hinkson '84 

Lawrence D. Hutchison '78, P'06, P'tO 

Alicia J. Jackson 

Sara 6. Kirkland P'90 

Barbara McElroy 

Paul W. McManus '92 

Leann Mischel 

Nicole A. Payne '99 

William C. Quinn '91 

Louis F Santangelo 'SO 

Jameson R.Troutman'02 

Kevin M.Ward '91 

Hugo J. Warns '90 


Thank You 

The university strives to be complete and accurate in publishing donor and volunteer names. We 
apologize for any errors or omissions. We encourage you to forwrard questions or corrections by mail to 
the Office of Development, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164. 
You may also contact us by phone at 800-353-7970 or e-mail at 

WINTER 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 63 

Reunion Scholars 

Members ol last year's reunion classes, from 1957 through 2002, contributed to the Reunion Scholarship Fund, 
which gave money to support the education of 10 sophomores at Susquehanna. Award decisions were made based on 
academic performance and financial need. 

"'Ihe scholarships provide needed funding to enable students to pursue their academic careers at Susquehanna," 
says Helen Nunn, director of financial aid. 

The award creates links between enrolled students and previous graduates. "It provides an opportunity tor alumni 
to 'give back' and to immediately sec the results of their gifts, through the successes of the students who receive this 
support," Nunn says. 

Below is a list of the reunion scholars and their sentiments about receiving the scholarships. 

Class of 1957 Scholar 

Marisa Dadurka 

Hometown: t-orty l-ort, Pa. 
Major: Accounting 

"Receiving a scholarship is an honor to 
any student. I am so lucky to have re- 
ceived such an honor, and I continue to 
strive towards success and persist with 
my hard work." 

Class of 1962 Scholar 

Anthony Deturo 

Hometown: Roslyn, Pa. 
Major: Business 

"The reunion scholarship is a reward 
for my hard work and dedication to my 
studies. It also inspires me to continue to 
receive good grades and to give back to 
the community, like the school has given 
back to me." 

Class of 1967 Scholar 

Coty Everitt 

Hometown: Watsontown, Pa. 
Major: Communications 

"I am one of the first to benefit from a 
great new fund that graciously offers me 
aid for the increasing cost of college, It 
is an honor for which I am most grateful. 

Class of 1972 Scholar 

Shayna Freed 

Hometown: Vestal, H.Y. 
Major: Communications 

This scholarship shows me how much 
the alumni of this school love Susque- 
hanna and continue to support the stu- 
dents of the SU community. Thank you! 

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Class of 1977 Scholar 

Judith Goltz 

Hometown: Ablngton, Pa. 
Major; Music 

"1 would like to thank all of those who 
made it possible for students like me to 
afford an education at such a wonderful 
institution. It reminds me to keep work- 
ing every day to achieve what it is for 
which I strive." 

Class of 1982 Scholar 

Caleb Heisey 

Hometown: Newport, Pa. 
Major: Graphic design 

"There are often times when the work- 
load and the stress seem too much to 
handle. But through this honor, I realize 
that all of my hard work and dedication 
was worth it, and I am more determined 
than ever to keep it up." 

Class of 1987 Scholar 

Allyson Hemma 

Hometown: Danville, Pa. 
Major: Creative writing 

"The scholarship is a way for alumni to 
connect with present students, which is 
a wonderful thing. I am truly thankful for 
the chance to come back another year, 
because I wasn't going to be able to 
without this scholarship." 

Class of 1992 Scholar 

Adam Krushinskie 

Hometown: Shamokin, Pa. 
Major: Political science 

"The reunion scholarship is a way for me 
to get the funding that I need to stay 
at Susquehanna. The alumni that have 
provided me with this scholarship are 
those who generally care about life at 
Susquehanna, and the students who 
benefit from it are students like me." 

Class of 1997 Scholar 

Amy Merhoiz 

Hometown: Solon, Ohio 
Major; Business 

" Changing Lives, Building Futures — 
that is what 5U has done for me already 
in my short time here. Receiving this 
scholarship from SU graduates who were 
once in the same place 1 am today made 
me realize that this act of generosity 
will one day continue through me. It will 
be my responsibility to provide the next 
generations with the same opportunity 1 
am being given, to build their future and 
change their lives forever." 

Class of 2002 Scholar 

Bruce Osborn 

Hometown; Sayre, Pa. 
Major; Political science 

"This scholarship means that what 
I've been doing so far at SU has meant 
enough to someone else to try to help me 
achieve whatever goals I have for my life." 

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prepare lor Conimcnccnicnt, ihc sense of an- 
ticipatiDii, excitement and hope that ordinarily 
pervades the campus this time of year is tem- 
pered by two related concerns— the uncertain 
employment outlook facing our graduates and 
the difficulties facing institutions of higher 
_ eJucaticm, Tlw-obvious-IinlUse^weett tht^ two is- 
the economy. 

Let me focus first on our graduating 
students. Despite the challenges they will 
undoubtedly face, I am confident they \\'ill be 
well prepared for the ne.\t step in their journey. 
Ihe value of a Susquehanna education is that 
we not only emphasi/e the intellectual and 
critical-lhinking skills typically found at a lib- 
eral arts institution, but we also teach students 
practical skills that prepare them for today's 
marketplace. So I expect that our students will 
be well positioned to pursue jobs in their re- 
lated field, even in a difficult economy. And for 
those who decide to pursue graduate degrees, I 
am equally confident that the acadeaiic prepa- 
ration and scholarly ejqperlences they received 
here will put them ahead of their peers from 
other fine institutions. 

After all, when it comes to postgraduate 
placement, history is on our side. Within si.\ 
months of leaving here, 96 percent of our 
alumni find themselves in jobs or in graduate 
school. By anyone's measure, that is an impres- 
TTtvcTecord ~ 

Turning to the concerns of the institution, 
I remain hopeful but ahso realistic. Like every 
other college and university, we have been 
affected by the recession. The value of Susque- 
hanna's endowment has declined about 40 
percent, and operating costs are increaSiing 
at the same time. 

Although the Changing Lives, $0&i^ 
Futures campaign has exceeded 85 pifetl^fi . 
of its $70 million campaign goal-^iSJJIiS- 
stone that I thank each and every doja/Ji for 
helping us achieve— annual funds across the 
country have been hit hard and ours is no 
exception. Cash results are down from last 

year, as is alumni participation. We are very 
grateful for the many people who under- 
stand that their gifts matter even more today 
and have found a way to reach further in 
their stewardship ot Susquehanna. 

The effect of this turbulent economy on 
Susquehanna's budget, both short and long 
-termr is-sigH+liettfltr-Yet-Susqueh-drrrra retarrrs 
considerably more fiscal strength than some 
other institutions, 'ihis will allow us not only 
to sustain but also to strengthen the academic 
program in the years ahead. 

Because we are committed to providing 
students a Hrst-rate education, we are mov- 
ing ahead with important projects already 
underwa)'. Seven new faculty members will be 
hired to fully implement senior capstone ex- 
periences and to support the implementation 
of the new Central Curriculum, which places 
an even greater emphasis on critical learning 
goals for our students. 

We are excited about a unique piece of 
our new Central Curriculum. It is a cross- 
cultural program that we are calling GO, 
which is short for Global Opportunities. This 
distinctive program, described more fuUy 
within these pages, will require every student 
entering this fall to have an undergraduate 
cross-cultural experience away from cam- 
pus, either in the United States or abroad. A 
cross-cultura[experienceJs designed_to_take_ 
students out of their everyday environment. 
In recent months we have received national 
attention for this program, in part because we 
are choosing to expand study-a^\'ay opportu 
nities while many other schools are retreating 
for financial reasons. 

Our new science building is on schedule 
ibi: completion in the M of 20L0. This LEED- 
egilt^&lftcility damonstsates our commit- 
i6e«iat|ftsustainabiliiy aiidpjc©*||#i«cflik 
WiSjil and learning spaces to prsffiate oiess- 
disciplinary collaboration. ' ' 

"We are implementing measures to ensure 
that these and other institutional objectives 
continue to be met well into the future. First 

2 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 

Letters from the Susquehanna Community 

Alumni Encounters: Kindred Souls a Generation Apart 

Long Beach, Calif., feels light years away from Selinsgrove. Pa. Who would 
have guessed that I would run into someone who is not only a transplant from 
New Jersey like me but also a Susquehanna graduate? 

Mary Lou Slater '51 Barron happened to be the subject of my first free- 
lance writing assignment for a community newspaper in Long Beach. I was in- 
terviewing her about her memoir. Remembering the Hor^elliiig, which describes 
her use of art as a means of coping with her parents' Alzheimer's disease. How 
delighted we were to discover our shared history. 

Interest in Slater's art runs high, and she has enjoyed being interviewed by 
Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show as well as other programs, including Visiting 
with Hudl Hoitser on PBS. She has become known as Tlie Lint Lady While work- 
ing at her art career, she also taught college-level design classes for 2S years. 

As I shared news of my post-SU life with Barron, we began chatting about 
our college experiences. Much had changed between 1947 and 1981, and even 
more has changed since then. 

Barron lived in Hassjnger Hall as a freshman, Seibert Hall as a sophomore 
and junior, and in the Honor Cottage on Faculty Row (called Cottage Row dur- 
ing my lime) as a senior. I was a freshman in Seibert Hall in 1981, which then 
was solely for freshman women. Hassinger was solely for freshman men '[he 
cottages, however, still existed, and I have fond memories of them, particularly 
of the English faculty cottage with its mimeograph machine! 

Off-campus activities were different in the 1950s and 1980s as well "Hardly 
anyone had a car," Barron ri.'c:alls. "But when we felt rich, we went to a restau- 
rant downtown for 'pissers' (steamed clams). There was m> mall in the area, but 
there was one movie house. I saw Gone With the Wind there for the first time." 

Only uppcrclasMncn were allowed to have cars on campus in the '80s, but 
there was a bus downtown that went to the nearby mall, along a portion 
iiflUiulcN 1 1 and 15 known ,is "Ihc Strip." Ihc .Strip didn't in ihc 19.5()s. 

When 1 attended my 20th reunion a few years .igo. I couldn't believe how much 
had changed. Cottage Row is gone, lliere are new brick buildings, and the 
gym and track have been remodeled. 

The empty field on the other side of the railroad tracks behind Aikens, 
where guys used to play rugby, now contains a dorm. Across the street are two 
sports fields. There's also a baseball field by New Men's (a.k.a. West Hall), where 
we used to play Frisbec and go "Iraying" (on meal trays from the cifeleria) 
when it snowed. 

But regardless of how progres.s alters the appearance of SU, it remains 
a blast to recount memories with friends and alumni. How wonderful it 
was for Barron and me to encounter one another and reminisce about our 
Susquehanna experiences. 

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and (oi'cmost, wc aiv taking a number ol .stcp.s to coiilfol 
expenses. Several di.scretionary capital pfojects have been tie 
ferfed, and all hiring rcquest.s will be evaluated against strategic 
goal.s. We are also e.xaniiiiing all budgets with an eye tt^w'ard 
capturing as nuich as ,S1 million in savings wliile at the same 
time protecting employment, benefits and strategic, safety and 
health initiatives, More specifically, administrative offices have 
been asked to reduce their operating budgets by at least 10 per- 
cent To protect the heart of the academic and student experi- 
ence, a 5 percent reduction was requested from the academic 
and student life divisions. 

In many "Ways, the earth continues to move under our 6eet 
As we look ahead, it is impossible to say ho\v long tMs global 
recession will last and how deep it 'wiU be. This uncertaintjr 
creates great anxiety and fear. A few weeks ago, a Susqudbaona 
graduate from the class of 1977 visited campus to talk abo^ hi 

experiences as a successlul busine.s^ entrepreneur, i ie shaieil 
\vith our students the fears and anxiety he e.xperienced fol- 
lowing graduate school. It was the early 1980s, another period 
iVaught with exlraorilinary economic challenges. '"Ihe only 
thing I knew then was that I was prepared to sticceed in iiavi 
gating whatever would happen because of Susquehanna Univer- 
sit/,' he told the current crop of students. "And I continue 
to know that today." 

The value of a Susquehanna education will continue to 
increase in the years ahead, and the contributions of our alumni 
as citizen leaders will be ever greater. Woi-ldbttg prtideiitly and 
thoughtfully together and keeping a ftindaoleatal focus on our 
studetits, -we will find our way through this fiisGal storm with a 
newly forged strength. 

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Building Blocks of a 
21st Century Education 

^ By Befiy Robertson 

Pittsburgh native Kathryn "Katie" Cwenar '09 spent four months studying in 
Africa last spring, including a three-week stint on a mountain in the Equatorial Guinea 
village of Moka conducting research on galagos, the smallest primates in the worKl 

She had already been to Australia the previous summer 
hanna's Focus Aus' 1^ 

her experiences in i.,- . iGuini-.i, 

differences that exist in the work! 

t icipant in Susque- 

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"I saw firsthand what a third world country looks like and how so many people live,' she 
says. "I saw the role that women play in a different culture and how other people view 
Americans. I ' 
I saw just hi)'- 
education - 

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(Global Opp< 

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Susquehanna Curre 

"Sosqubhajkna's CK0S«-cuLTimAL BX^BtasHCB 15 the first 
of its kuid in mkny ways," says $c(»tt Mamtiag, director 
of cross-Cultural and off-campus programs md associate 
professor of French. 

Three years ago Goucher College became the first college 
to require all students to study abroad. But unlike students at 
Goucher and colleges with similar programs, Susquehanna 
students may choose to study abroad or at a bcation within 
the United States. The program's flexibility also allows a stu- 
dent's experience to be very individualized. 

Susquehanna students wiD submit a proposal making a 
case for how and why their chosen experience is cross-cultural 
for them. "Someone from a small town, for example, can have 
a very meaningful, two-week learning experience at an inner- 
city program, and vice versa. It helps students see themselves 
and their own culture more clearly while learning about some- 
one else's," Manning says. 

In another unique aspect of the program, students will re- 
ceive credit only alter completing a reflection seminar on their 

experience. 'The fecalty decided early on that we didn't Want to 
ghre credit |ust forgoing somewhere, but for critical reflection 
on the experience. That's the academic component and some- 
tihing that other schools have praised us for," sap Manning. 

"By making off-campus study a requirement, we're com- 
mitted to providing aid to students whether they choose a 
two-week seminar in Australia, a mission trip to New Orleans, 
Belize or Nicaragua, or a semester in London or Macau." For 
semester-long study-abroad programs approved by the univer- 
sity, the cost of tuition will he the same as Snsquehanna's. All 
costs— including tuitton, room, board and travel— are eligible 
for financial aid for those with demonstrated need. 

Another unique component of the Cross-Cultural Require- 
ment is that students wiU have to complete an on-camptts 
Diversity-Intensive Course before their oiF-campus travel 
The intent is to help students make the connections between 
America's multicultural society and international cross-cnltar- 
al experiences. 

A second Diversity-Intensive Course wiU be taken — most 

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Scott Manning, director of cross-cultural and off-campus programs and associate professor of French 

6 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 

Bkely in the stadeat's mafor— to encourage the understaasir 
tag of diversity issues in a mora practical, appUed awm^:. 
For example, a political science major mighit ckoo^ Dfir®^ 
in Ajnerican Politics and a management major ootdd select 
Women in Organizations for their intensive courses; 

"The biggest clamor for diversity courses came fyom stu- 
dents," says Associate Professor of Biology Matgajcet ffejiiacj 
v\?ho chairs the university's Currictdum CoEtttmitt€«. *"ffl[ey 
understand that the world they'll be living and vfiiMMg m^J^P"- 
will be different from what maiiy ol them have <^erieac»<i. 
And they want to be prepared." ■" 

GO IS PERHAPS the most dramatic piece of the new Central 
Curriculum, but it is by no means the oniy Lnnovattve piece. 
The requirement sprang from the faculty's recognition that 
perhaps now more than ever, graduatfes must be ready to navi- 
gate domestic and global challenges that await them in this 
new century. Susquehanna's faculty took a fresh approach to 
this challenge in 2005 when it began a multiyear, campuswide 
project to craft specific learning goals that all students should 
meet upon graduation. Their work coincided with a national 
call for assessment and education reform by the National 
Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's 
Promise (LEAP), a 10 -year iioitiative of the Association of 
American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), 

In 2006, campus consensus on Susquehanna's new learning 
goals provided the launch pad for further discussion and col- 
laboration among the faculty, this time on a set of new general 
education requirements. 

"When I look across higher education at what institutions 
are doing in their central curricula, I'm exdted about the very 
different ways we're helping students to move their educa- 
tional program forward," says linda McMillin, provost and 
dean of the faculty. "We are a liberal arts college with a great 
pragmatic bent that's influenced by our professional programs 
in business, music and communications. We emphasize the 
intellectual and critical-thinking skills, but also teach students 
how to put them to work in toda/s world." 

"Knowing is one thing," adds Alma Clayton-Pedersen, 
AAC&U's vice president for education and institutional renewal, 
"but teachmg students how to use their knowledge in different 
contexts is v/here the mtellectual and the practical elements of 
SU's revised curriculum come together Co benefit students." 

From this hybrid model of liberal arts and practical 
education sprang the development of innovative and new 
curriculum requirements that combine theoretical study and 
real-world application in exciting ways. Diversity studies and 
cross-cultural learning are the most distinctive areas of the 
redesigned curriculum, in addition to the Ethics-Intensive and 
Intellectual Skills-Intensive Courses. 

"Vxe faculty thought hard about what common experi- 
ences we want aU students to have to be able to lead lives of 
achievement, leadership and service in a global world," Peeler 
says. "There aren't many colleges that have put it all together 
the way that we have, by articulating learning goals first and 
then mapping courses to the goals." 

Qaire ftloadc'OSi Relps reBuM Ifte flood-ravagaj WCoasi dyi 
one of Susqjuehannai hurrianetelteftrtps. 

Adds TliQmas W. Martin, assistant profisssor of religion 
and a member of the Cunriculum Corrunittee, "Tradition- 
ally a general education curriculum is WO- and 200-levd 
courses that you talse as a freshman or sophomore, lut our 
Cesnttal Curriculum is important thiou^dl jfeut -swais so 
that students don't get ^ idea tihat T get ifcdone my fteshoMm 
year 'and then I'm done.'" He eacplains tb«t tiie central Issues 
continue to be important and are integrated into the majors, 
mainly through the intensive courses. 

Young people today have grown up in a society in which 
corporate gi^ed, political mistrust and personal scandals are 
often the news of the day. From the Enron and Worldcom 
scandals in 2002 to the current financial crisis, this decade has 
been fraught with all-too-real examples of unethical and, in 
some cases, criminal behavior. What better time to teach all 
students crucial lessons about the need for honesty and integ- 
rity in all of their busmess and personal Interactions? 

"We are living in a world where ethics has been down- 
played, as evidenced by corporate executives thinking they 
need a multimillion-dollar parachute when their employees 
are losing their livelihood," says Martin. "We want to send 
graduates into the world who are capable of considering the 
moral implications of their actions." 

The teaching of ethics at Susquehanna is nothing new. 
Ethics classes have been required of Susquehanna business 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 7 

majoi-s loi lliL' pasl 2(1 vcars. l-iut hi.'[;iiinin); vvilli llic 
(llass of 201 3, all students will take an introduclory 
course U) understand the iniplications ofcthical 
questions in life and society. 'Ihey also will choose 
an Kthics-lnteiisi\'e Coin'sc thai will delve into 
ethical reasoniuj^ and analysis by working through 
real-world scenarios. 'Ihis ensures that students will 
be grounded in the theory and also know how lo 
apiily it when faced with ethical (.lileiiinias. 

In a 2007 .SI i.DY commissioned by the AAC&U, 
more than 70 percent ofemployers surveyed say 
American higher education should tlo more to em 
phasizc students' teamw-ork skills in diverse group 
settings, critical thinking and analytical reasoning 
skills, ability to ellectiwly coniniiiiiicate orally 
and in writing, and ability to appl\- knowledge and 
skills lo real-workl settings. 

'Ihose are all areas that a Sustiuehaniia educa- 
tion has eni|ihasi/.ei.l for many years, but the new 
ciuTiculum takes those goals a step further by re- 
quiring intensiw coursework in intellectual skills, 
often in the student's major. All students will lake 
two Writing-Intensive (bourses, an Oral-Intensive 
Course .iiul a Team-Intensive ( AUirse. 

Muriel Langley '08 discusses her rese.irdi at Senior Scholars Day, an annual event 
higlilighiing the academic achievements of seniors. 

"In a national context, Susquehanna's 
approach to curriculum reform can 
serve as a model for other liberal arts 
collegts and undtrscore the need 
for a praGtical Ifberal education^ — 
one that meets the challenges of 
this new century." 

—Alma Clayton-Pedersen, 
vies president for educatton and institutional 
renewal for the Association of American 
Colleges and Unlversttias 

I'rolessor ol Communications Beverly Roinberger elabo- 
rates: "Susc|uehaiina has always I'ccogni/.ed that our students 
will be giving presenlalions, reports and speeches throughout 
their lives, iVlany students take Public Speaking thi'ough the 
comnumications department, but it hasn't been a requirement. 
Now dirter'cnt departments will teach oral presentation skills 
so that someone majoring in biology, for example, can leai'n 
not only content organization and delivery, but other informa- 
tion unique to how a biologist gix'cs a pix-scntation." 

Si'i;i)i,.\'is will. Also I AKI-: an inlei'disciplinary course after 
their sophomoi^e year'. "Once students reach their third or 
foiu-th year-, they're more mature and ready to progress from 
concrete ways of thinking," Martin says. He teaches Science 
and Religion, a couise that was first offered as a pilot last spring. 

"One of the most challenging things I try to get them to 
think about is the concept of the soul in light of what we know 
from neuroscicnce," Martin say.s. "Students show a lot of resis- 
tance to rethinking the traditional ways of conceptualiiing Ehe 
soul. There a re a lo t of challenges that come out of cognitive 
scieaices, and it's importajit that they struggle with that." 

Greg Trout 10, who majors in chemistry and physics and 
minors ip mathematics, took Martin's class Jast spring, "Every 
dayblew your mind. I'm already decently versed in relativity 
and quantum mechanics and stuff for an undergrad/SO that 
didn't shock me, but I was constantly learning about all these 
scientists who had radical and amazing views of God and how 
He worked. F.veryone has their perceptions tossed around in 
the dryer in that class." 

lie adds, "'I he liberal arts model isn't always fun when I'm 
up late typing a paper for a sociology class, for example, but in 
the end, 1 think it's betlei' to know and understand at least the 
basics ol other schools of thought. You can't have just one frame 
ol reference in the real ^\•c)rld. You have to try to meet people 
halfway and understand whei'e tlie\'re coming fr'om." — 

W#Bstoe;i l%feb a Ttieo of student gjqpM 

8 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 



By Betsy K. Robertson 

Provost and Dean of Faculty Linda McMillin credits the rela- 
tive youth and enthusiasm of the faculty with engineering 
Susquehanna's innovative approach to a 21st century educa- 
tion. "Our faculty emixaces the new curriculum because they 
wrote it," she says. "And they came at it in an uncommqn 
way— not by asking how can we improve the current cur- 
riculum, but what is it that we want students to know, to walk 
away with upon graduation?" 

Shifting the focus of that single question revolutionized 
the university's approach to curriculum reform by concep- 
tualizing it around learning outcomes rather than silos of 
subject matter. 

In a national context, Susquehanna's approach to curriculum 
reform can serve as a model for other liberal arts colleges 
and underscore the need for a practical liberal education- 
one that meets the challenges of this new century," says 
Alma Clayton-Pedersen, vice president for education and 
institutional renewal for the Association of American Col- 
leges and Universities. 

The multiyear project recognized that everyone at Susque- 
hanna contributes to student learning. Susquehanna faculty 
led the assessment but involved the entire university com- 
munity in a collaborative, bottom-up fashion. 

All faculty, administrators and hourly staff have a stake 
In ensuring that they help students reach agreed-upon 
learning goals, whether in the classroom, in a campus work 
environment or in a social context" says President L. Jay 
Lemons. "Susquehanna's combination of liberal arts and 
professional programs, with its cross- and multidiscipiinary 
curriculum, created natural pathways for rich discussion 
about assessment." 

Margaret Peeler, associate professor of biology and chair of 
the Curriculum Committee, recalls a crystallizing event duf 
Ing a fall 2005 brainstorming workshop attended by faculty, 
staff, board members and students. 'Mldiele OeMary Asso- 
ciate professor of political science] suggested that everyone 
write down on a sticky note the one important attribute that 
a graduate should have. Then we each attached pur note to 
a life-sized cutout of a graduate that Mark Fertig [assistant 
professor of art] had created and which we were to visualize 
walking across the stage at Commencement' 

This seemingly simple exercise with 'Sticky Grad," as the 
cutout carne to be known, kicked off several months of 
campuswide discussion that resulted in a set of university 
learning goals approved by the faculty in the spring of 
2006. They also were endorsed by the Student Government 
Association and the Student Life Division. According to the 
Central Curriculum, 

The learning goals articulate a vision of Susquehanna University 
students as confident, liberally educated persons w/ra are com- 
mitted to the ongoing processes of cross- and multidiscipiinary 
education, who are capable of thinking not only in terms oftfieir 
major area, but from the perspectives of other disciplines as weft 
and who bring together all facets of their educational experi- 
erKe in order to frame a way of thinking about ttreir vocations, 
their major area of study, and their lives as a means to achieve- 
ment^ leadership and service in the world. 

The four main goals further state that SU graduates 
should possess 

• an awareness of the aeative, natural, societal and cultural 
forces that shape the world around them; 

an integrated set of intellectual skills: 
' a mature understanding of self— mind, body and spirit: 

• an integrated sense of personal ethical responsibility. 

Assistant Professor of Religion Thomas W. Martin smiles 
as he's asked to recall the pithy way he rephrased the goals. 
"They can be categorized generally as know a lot think well 
and be a gciod person." 

Each proposed or existing course must demonstrate how 
it specifically supports one or more of the student learning 
goals— and subgoals— before it can be approved. 

How will the faculty assess the new curriculum? Perhaps in a 
way similar to how they revolutionized its creation — by hav- 
ing focused conversation with one another about the quality 
of teaching and learning that's taking place at Susquehanna. 
A Committee for the Central Curriculum intends to facilitate 
that dialogue to ensure that Susquehanna University gradu- 
ates benefit from a premier liberal arts education for many 
years to come. — 

fietsy Robertson is a local public relations consultant and 
contributorto Susquehanna Currents.^- ,„., 

Sasquehanna Curreiv 


By Gerald. S. Cohen 

The home in Malvern, on Philadelphia's Main Line, is a modest two-story af- 
fair on a quiet street, nestled amid a cluster of rental units surrounded by triees 
and plantings. Inside one of the units, Danielle Keener '03 MacGuire and her 
husband, Kevin, are feeding 1-year-old Aydia. 

Aydia is a mess. Peas and corn are scattered around the table and pasted to her 
bib. A few morsels make it to the intended destination, but for the most part she 
appears to be winning the battle of the evening feeding ritual. She is very pleased 
with herself, smiling and laughing as her parents try to coax more food into her. 

Danielle, a 27-year-old therapist who works at a local hospital with addicted and 
mentally ill individuals, looks up and says she will be just a moment. She turns to 
Kevin, a 29-year-old information technology professional, and asks him to pre- 
pare Aydia for bedtime. Kevin, her husband of three years, gently lifts the baby 
and carries her upstairs for the next stage of the ritual. 

The scene is one of domestic tranquility, a young family beginning a lifelong 
jourhey together.."! like it here," Danielle says, settling into a living room chair. 
"I feel safe in this town. That's obviously important to me." 


Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 11 

Nine years ago, Danielle and Dan Zapp, then a student at 
Carnegie Mellon University, were victims of a brutal crime. 
Danielle, a native of Goldsboro in York 
County, Pa., and Dan, from Bethlehem, Pa., 
were on a second date. It was Saturday, Jan. 
8, an unseasonably warm day. The two had 
plans to meet friends later in the afternoon 
but had a few hours to while away. Wearing 
only light jackets, they walked from Dan- 
ielle's parents' home to a marina and park on 
the Susquehanna River, where they strolled 
along the bank and skipped stones across 
the river. It was nearing 3 p.m. when a man 
got out of a red pickup truck with his dog, a 
Rottweiler named Sam. He engaged the two 
in small talk about his dog and other things. 
"He seemed pleasant enough but a little bit 
strange," Danielle recalls. It was apparent he 
had been drinking, and after a few minutes, 
he asked them if they needed a ride. They 
politely declined, and the man got back into 
his truck and drove away. 

The two continued to walk down the road, and as the sun 
began to lower In the sky, they turned back. Nobody else was 
in the park now. They saw the same pickup truck re-enter the 
park and watched as it drove by. They picked up their pace but 
a few minutes later heard the truck returning from behind. In 
an instant, it pulled up alongside and then suddenly veered 
sharply toward them, blocking the road ahead. William 
Babner — a 40-year-old with previous convictions for drunken 
driving, welfare fraud and marijuana dealing — jumped out, 
pointed a handgun at the two and ordered them into the truck. 
He forced Dan into the covered bed with his dog and made 
Danielle sit in the cab with him. 

Babner steered out of the park and proceeded to take them 
on a 12-mile journey. Under the influence of a strange cocktail 
of tranquilizers, anti-depressants, stimulants and alcohol, Bab- 
ner spoke to Danielle in tones that alternated between extreme 
anger and apology. He explained that he was kidnapping them 

William Babner in a police mug shot 

Babner's red pickup truck 

because her father owed someone money. He said it was not 
his intention to hurt them, just to collect ransom, but that he 
would kill them if they tried to get away. 
It was a crazy story that made no sense, 
and it became apparent to Danielle that he 
had no idea who they were when he drove 
them right past her house. She caught her 
little brother's eye and saw her stepfather, 
and discreetly tried to gesture to them, but 
they passed in a whir. 

Eventually Babner and his captives 
ended up on a bumpy, unpaved road in a 
remote wooded area in East Manchester 
Township along the river's bank. It was 
now dusk and cold. Babner raped Danielle 
repeatedly, then ordered the two out of the 
truck and told them to walk toward the 
river. With their backs to him, they heard 
the gun go oflF. "Dan fell right in front of 
me. Blood was coming from his mouth. 
I thought, 'OK, we're going to die.' I got 
down on my knees; Dan and I said goodbye and said we loved 
each other. 1 suddenly felt a lot of pressure in my head, and 
then everything went dark." 

The next thing she remembers was waking in the cold river. 
She could not move her left leg. She was bleeding from her 
mouth, spitting out teeth, and her tongue was severed. She 
spied Dan in the river, and they began swimming toward each 
other. Dan was a certified lifesaver, and he was able to keep her 
afloat as she struggled in the cold current. When they looked 
back to the shore, they noticed Babner watching them. Dan 
told her to play dead. Eventually Babner, convinced that he had 
killed them, got back in his truck and drove off. 

The two drifted down the river and were spotted by a duck 
hunter who waded into the water and grabbed Dan's hand. He 
pulled them to shore, and they were able to explain they had 
been shot. The hunter told them to remain there while he got 
help. He ran to the road, flagged down a red pickup truck and 
returned. When Danielle and Dan saw the truck approaching, 
they believed incorrectly that Babner had returned and began 
wading back into the water. But the men jumped out and 
were able to assure them that they were there to help. Danielle 
remembers them draping her with a coat, the ambulance ar-5 
riving, hot blankets and then darkness. 

The two spent the next six weeks in York Hospital. Danielle 
had been shot through the jaw and thigh, and Dan had been 
shot in the back of the neck and cheek. The bullet had just 
missed his carotid artery. The cold river, because it helped clot 
their blood, had actually saved their lives. During the lengthy 
recovery, Danielle's doctors placed a steel plate in her shattered 
jaw and wired her mouth shut. Danielle and Dan were dis- 
charged from the hospital the same day, lucky to be alive. 

Babner was arrested 48 hours after leaving them for dead. 
Dan was able to give the police a vivid description of Babner, 

12 • Sii.sL|iicluinna ( Aiii'cnts ■ Si-rinc 2009 

wliat he was wearing, his dog's name, llie LDiilents iil the truck 
ami other details critical to the investigation. On Sunday, 
Han's tiescription helped the police track down and trace the 
iruck to a man who owned a Rottweiler named Sani. The next 
morning, a SWAT team surrounded Babner's house, where he 
was staying with a girlfriend and her children. After she left 
the hoasfe-Mth' one ofk^ dbuldwaa^ police C0«EBandeerel t r . 
sehool bus thatwas fie^'Tiii.%t&-p^ apitfae other-cMlisA* ' 
the has depar:fedisirl3iidtff<rfte»diiJ^ 
stormed, the h&ra^ said. amsis# ^boeir T^SSimMmsMmM. ■ ' 
$&jdftoMislal3e4afte£ a !%-■%«& tiM,lafapr;^as con- 

a 117^- to 23'5'yeat4ente3M!0l&te-s-tefeieoi*gcticpft: 
institute, where he will spend the rest of his days. At 
the time, it was the longest nonhomicide sentence 
in York County history. The prosecutor, Edward 
i^iskey, said later, "'V\'e had every item of forensic 
evidence a prosecutor could possibly want to tr\' a 
case. The only thing we didn't have was a videotape 
o( the event. But Dan and Danielle gave the jury 
their account, which was better than a tape." 

WwBN. Denjcbllb RBTBloiiiBD t& Sa$q.iidj«nin-ate 
the gfl ©12000, she relied heavily ota tihe gutdasace 
and dtjpi^fEof teSfiSipidsaaiEi'a ftiasods, staff aad - 
fettlt^s^hl i»to6sd di^eiat^l^o gsa^idie witkbir 

had been forever changed, but she wanted somehow 
to get it back on track. "T was excited about going 
back to school, but 1 was nervous. My home and 
family were my safe haven." 

Her sister, Cassy Keener '01 Gulden, was close by 
throughout the ordeal. Her friends from the Class of 
2003 — roommate Elizabeth Martin, Kate Herman, 
Jesse Eaton, Jennifer Witowski, Sara Mainhart 
Brown and Sarah Kiemle — all knew what had 
happened. It was a tight circle that had visited her 
during her initial recovery, a group thai guarded her privac)' and 
watched over her thioughout her undergraduate years. 

Martin remembers the early weeks of Danielle's re-entry. 
"We weren't sure what to expect when she came back," she 
says, "lliere were definitely good days and bad days. We just 
tried to be patient and to listen when she needed us." 

Others were helpful as well. Tlie late E. Raymond "Padre" 
Shaheen, special assistant to the president, spent many hours 
with Danielle. Joel Cunningham, then the president ol the 
university, had written to her when she was in the hospital 
and ottered her whatever assistance she telt she would need. 
The campus counseling office worked with her weekh' over the 
next two years, which Danielle says was absoluteb' essential to 
her reco\'ery. And the few on the taculty who knew what had 

happened. iaclodingMar.^ JU)o Kilot^, heiitsdhtef .st#,|pcased 
on her work. . __ - 

"'What stands out for me is that she never looked like 

someone resole 

departmeiit *#!ffi was la no tiffs' a vlctj&aa. 1f^ 

someone who has been. IhcM;^ Sist kted isf £S|»nleiice t& 

be more reserved, scasiewhat soaplcfensdf otter people She 

was never that. She was friendly and outgoing and seemed to 
expect the best out of people instead of the worst. ' 

The adjustment, ne\ertheless, was dilficull. One night when 
she was returning tVom the library Danielle mistook a niainte 
nance worker I'or Babner, She bolted and ran all the way back 
to her dormitory room, where she tlung herself onto her bed 
andsobbedintoapillow. "'Ihere were just nik)menls like," 
she says. 

■Around her, college students were acting like college 

Dan Zapp and Danielle Keener on their first date 

students. 1 ler fiiends were going to Irateiiiil)- pailies, social- 
izing, mixing hanl work with hard pla\'. "In some wavs 1 had 
anger and jealousy. 1 wondered how my triends could tlo these 
things and be so naive. I was 19 at the lime, but 1 no longer 
had the childhood naixete. 1 hail so much fear, I mean .so much 
fear. Even though it was such a small, sale campus, 1 was very 
scai-ed at night." Her life was like that until she decided one 
evening to lake back I he night. 

In ni.K st>i>iK)MOi<i- vi-,.\u, Danielle joiiK\l WonienSpcak. Ihe 
organization hai.1 gained ti'action among stmlents not only as 
an eftective support network foi' those who had experienced 
trauma, but also as a means to educate )'oung women and men 
about identity and sexual assault. She was intrigiiei.1 by the 
OtgaoizatiQii because tier own experience made tier t&el tixt 
need to educate others. Over time, she became deeply involved 
in WomenSpeak, eventually becoming a co-director. 

Spring 2009 ■ Susquehantna Currents ■ 13 

"The day after I testified, my 
therapist said to me, 'The 
next time you share your 
story, it will be because you 
choose to do so.' Take Back 
the Night was that night." 

One of the signature events of the organization was Take 
Back the Night, an annual gathering that allowed partici- 
pants to share their deeply personal experiences with others. 

In preparation for the event, students would paint mes- 
sages on T-shirts and hang them on clotheslines around the 
cafeteria walls. 

In April 2001, members of WomenSpeak closed off the 
dining room in Degenstein Campus Center to prepare for 
Take Back the Night. Danielle decided to attend but had no 
idea what would happen to her that night. After an invited 
speaker sat down, members of the audience stepped up to an 
open microphone and told their own stories. Without plan- 
ning it, Danielle felt herself approaching the microphone. 

"Somewhere along the way I got this pit in my stomach 
and knew I had to go up. I gave a short 
version of what happened to me and how 
great it was to hear all of the other stories. 
I remember crying when I sat down. A lot 
of the people in the room, even members of 
WomenSpeak, had no idea what had hap- 
pened to me because I just didn't talk about 
it that much." 

Martin says her roommates coming 
out was unexpected but compelling. "It was 
very emotional because she was so inspired 
and eloquent. For her, it was therapeutic to 
talk about it. And she knew that she was 
helping people." 

Danielle says Take Back the Night was a 
marker in her life. Throughout the criminal 
trial the previous year, she had been forced 
to speak about her rape, "The day after I 
testified, my therapist said to me, 'The next 
time you share your story, it will be because 
you choose to do so.' That was very empow- 
ering. Take Back the Night was that night." 

Danielle's terrible experience nine years ago has been life- 
altering in many ways. She came to Susquehanna thinking she 
wanted to be a communications major, but decided when she 
returned in her sophomore year that she wanted to shift her 
focus to psychology. Two years later, she had proven herself to 
be an excellent, committed student. Her department awarded 
her a certificate of merit for being an outstanding senior. Mary 
Muolo, who was a nontraditionat student and now works in 
University Relations, was part of Danielle's senior project team. 
"She was mature beyond her years, which is probably why we 
got along so well." 

With guidance from Klotz, Danielle decided to pursue 
a graduate degree in social work. She was accepted to the 
University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College, and 
chose Bryn Mawr. "I wrote her letters of recommendation for 
graduate school," Klotz says. "She was a very strong candidate. 
In her statement, she expressed her passion for putting to use 
her experience in helping others through trauma. She had this 
massive strength. Maybe around her friends she let some of the 
insecurity show, but certainly I never saw anything but some- 
one who was in charge." 

In addition to her counseling work, Danielle does speaking 
engagements at college campuses, law enforcement agencies 
and at professional conferences. "When I speak, I share what 
happened, and when I talk with professionals I talk about what 
helped and what didn't," she says. "I also talk about what could 
be done better. I tend to talk a lot about the importance of al- 
lowing survivors to gain control over their lives." 

Babner kidnapped the young couple in Goldsboro and iater left them for dead near Gut Road 
12 miles downriver. 

14 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 

1^7^ 'Dan's life also wasaltered in important ways. He left 
Garnegie Mellon and graduated from the University of Pitts- 
burgh. Today he is married and earning a doctorate degree 
in psychology at George Mason University. He and Danielle 
remain close and call each other every year on the anniversary 
of the incident. 

In February, Danielle told her dramatic story to CBS News' 
48 Hours, which visited the Susquehanna campus on 
a snowy day in January. She appeared on the Biography 
Channel's / Survived..., on Court TV's The Investigators in 
June 2006, and not long after the incident she was interviewed 
on the Montel Williams Show. 

Some may wonder why she continues to open old wounds. 
Danielle doesn't see it that way. "The reason I do this is to let 
people know that they don't have to be ashamed; to let people 
know that they have a voice; to let people know that you can 
have a life and live beyond trauma. My life is separated by the 
incident— who I was before the incident and after. But I've 
learned how to integrate it and realize that it is a part of who 
I am. I try to be a voice of hope for some people who might be 
struggling. I also hope to benefit professionals, and by helping 
them, to indirectly help the next person who is traumatized." -^ 

Gerald S. Cohen is assistant vice president for communications. 


Oanielle witlt husband, Kevin, and daughter, Aydia, in Mr Malvern, Pa., home 

SvRiNc; 2ooy ■ Susquehanna CurreiUs 



It was 2:30 A.M. ON Jan. 20 when Berkeley Chapman *11 arrived at the Na- 
tional Mall to await the swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama. After 
standing in line for several hours, the cold and the crowds caused her to return 
to her hotel room, where she could better hear Obama's moving speech. But not 
even bitter weather and a burgeoning assembly could dampen the spirits of this 
enthusiastic political science major. 

"We saw history being made," says Chapman, president of the SU College 
Democrats. "You could feel electricity in the air and a sense of togetherness. 
It's a very unique time to be in America." 

Chapman, who was in Washington during the university's Winter Convocation 
on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, shared her elation with the Susquehanna com- 
munity via a taped message. The confluence of the two events— the celebration 
of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the inauguratioh of the nation's first 
black president— was especially poignant for her. "What a wonderful occur- 
rence it is to celebrate Dr. King and his vision of racial unity the day before a 
man with my same racial makeup is inaugurated into the highest office in our 
country," she said in the taped address. 

As the daughter of a black man and a white woman, she noted that the events of 
the week reminded her of an ancient Chinese proverb: To forget one's ancestors 
is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root. 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 17 

The opportunity for Chapman to at- 
tend the inauguration resulted from her 
participation as a high school student in 
the National Youth Leadership Forum, a 
six-day conference on national security. 
The forum presented her with a future 
invitation to not only become a witness 
to the historic inauguration, but also to 
spend five days at a conference in Wash- 
ington meeting with such prominent 
political figures as former Vice President 
Al Gore, former Secretary of State Colin 
Powell, and political commentators 
Tucker Carlson and James Carville. 

"I don't even know if there are 
words," she says, trying to express her 
emotions about the results of the elec- 
tion and the opportunity to meet so 
many politically relevant people. Chap- 
man says she is indebted to President 
L. Jay Lemons and Provost and Dean of 
Faculty Linda McMillin for helping her 
find funding to pay for her trip. "With- 
out their help, I wouldn't have been able 
to witness history. Susquehanna has 
truly changed my life," she says. 

With words that were both powerful 
and personally wrenching, Chapman de- 
scribed in the taped message her journey 
as a child of mixed heritage and the racial 
intolerance she sufi^ered along the way. 

"Growing up biracial in a rural, 
backwards, Mayberry-esque western 
Pennsylvania town (whose school dis- 
tricts had a day off to acknowledge the 
first day of buck-hunting season, but not 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day) made my 
relationship with my ancestors a very 
complex one," she said. "Given my fiery 
red hair and my moon-pale skin, the 
Other kids in my high school assumed 
I was like them— Caucasian. Due to 
fear and confusion, I did very little to 
enlighten their perceptions." 

When Chapman was 12, she began 
to embrace her black roots. In her mes- 
sage, she said she "stole my father's jazz 
albums, tore voraciously through Alex 
Haley's Roots and begged my parents to 
buy me kente cloth. I yearned for some 
kind of connection to my ancestors and 
the 'other side' of me; the side that had so 
much to say, but no voice to say it with." 

Unfortunately, her classmates stifled 
her expressions of identity. "I had just 
begun to feel confident in my multieth- 
nic body when a group of white kids at 
my school started a campaign of rebel 

A sea of people crowded the National Mall on Jan. 20 to wit- 
ness the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. 

flag-waving and name-calling, which 
resulted in my being called a 'white 
Oreo cookie' until the final bell. After 
this incident, I subconsciously began to 
identify myself only by my outward ap- 
pearance," she recalled. 

In the years that followed, she 
treasured her identity but "kept that 
card close to my vest. I simply had no 
idea how to reconcile the two sides of 
me. One, the outward one, was a dorky 
white girl with black-framed glasses and 
a penchant for punk rock and Gloria 
Steinem; and the other side, a miUtant, 
afro-wearing black woman who longed 
for the days of marches and protests, and 
possessed an affinity for Ray Charles and 
Angela Davis. Could it ever be possible 
to successfully merge the two without 
infringing on the rights of either?" 

She remembered the conversations 
with her father about his growing up as 
the youngest of U children in the 1930s 
and '40s in New Jersey, his decision to 

attend a historically black college, and 
his move to Somerset, Pa., in the 1960s. 

"He told me stories of the shopping 
malls built on his college campus that 
none of the students were allowed to use, 
the movie theaters that permitted him 
only in the balconies, the restaurants 
that would serve his white friends, but 
not him. My own father had first-hand 
experience with the trauma that had 
previously only been communicated to 
my friends and me through the grainy 
black-and-white news footage shown in 
our elementary school history classes. 
My father never completely opened up 
about all of his struggles; when probed, 
he became stoic and reserved, his gaze 
distant, cold and laced with bitterness. 
Now as a mature woman starving for in- 
formation, there are so many questions 
I have for him about who 1 am, and they 
will all go unanswered." 

Chapman's father died in 2007. 
Although his death silenced their con- 
versation, it helped reignite the desire to 
connect with her black heritage. She said 
Dr. King's / Have a Dream and / Have 
Been to the Mountaintop speeches have 
overwhelmed her and given her a sense 
of security and comfort. 

"To me, Dr. King represents a link to 
my lost self and has played a huge role 
in my existence. Without him, my father 
would have never reached the heights 
of professional success, nor would he 
have been able to overcome the stigma of 
interracial marriage in a small, closed- 
minded community. Dr. King has made 
it possible for me to love and represent 
all parts of myself without condition or 
hesitation. It is impossible for me to be 
judged solely on the color of my skin; it 
tells only a small fraction of my story. 
Because of Dr. King, it is the content of 
my character that matters." — 

Julie Buckingham '09, Victoria Kidd and 
Gerald S. Cohen contributed to this story. 

Web Extra: To see Berkeley Chapman's 
address for Winter Convocation, go to 

i8 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 


Young Voters Make Their Mark^the 2008 Election 

By Julie Buckingham '09 

Young voters have been credited with powering President 
Barack Obama's victory in November, and there's no doubt 
that his innovative campaign strategy, which made use of 
YouTube videos and Facebook ads, was designed to atti-act 
voters under 30. But just how much did the youth vote affect 
the election? 

Turnout nationally among young voters did not increase 
much compared with the2004 election— only 1 percent, notes 
Associate Professor of Political Science Michele DeMary, but 
what mattered in this election was "not the voter turnout, but 
who they voted for." Just weeks before the election, a survey 
by the Harvard University Institute of Politics revealed that 18- 
to 24-year-old likely voters favored Qbama nearly 2 to 1 over 
U.S. Sen. John McCain. 

Ultimately, DeMary says, Obama held a 34-point lead 
(66 to 32 percent) over McCain among young voters. 


According to the Pew Research Center, the disparity be- 
tween young voters and other age groups was larger in 
the 2008 election than in any presidential election since 
exit polling began in 1972. / , 

Susquehanna students were full participants in the 
election. 'Students talked about going to rallies, campaign 
events and volunteering on campaigns," says DeMary. The 
SU Republicans and SU CollegeDemocrats sponsored nu- 
merous campus events as weil^^:^r^^^|^^^^^^ 

It was a marked change from what Dorothy "Dottle" 
Anderson '62, who served as dean of student life from 
1967 to 2002, saw over the course of her tenure. She says 
the political atmosphere on campus was 'pretty mild' dur^ 
ing that time. Even in the 2004 election, because an in- 
cumbent was running, political Interest wasn't as strong, 
DeMary says. Interest was piqued in the 2008 election 
because Pennsylvania played such an important role as a 
swing state. Moreover, Anderson adds, political involve- 
ment among students often depended on 'whether or not 
the candidates inspired young people." 

Obama did just that. Even young people who didn't sup- 
port him during the campaign recognize the impact of his 
election and are hopeful about his presidency. Frank Min^ 
nfti '11, an elementary education major and president of 
Susquehanna's lota Beta chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon, was 
invited to attend the inauguration as the result of a leader- 
ship conference he attended as a high school student. 

"You could just feel it. Millions of people were there be- 
lieving that things are actiiaUy going to change," he told 
The Crusader student newspaper following his return to 
campus. In the Jan. 30 Crusader article, Minniti, a Repub- 
lican, acknowledged being skeptical about the president'is 
plans for thjfe country but now is more open-minded about 
the possibilities. 

During the inauguration, which was aired on televisions 

bens '09, president of the Student Government Association* 
Although, as a Republican, he supported McCain, Ubbens 
says people "should recognize the historical significance of 
the election. Progress is being made in America, no matter 
your party." 

Victoria Kidd contributed to this story. 

Frank Minniti '1 1 bacl< on campus, relaxing at Java City cafe, after attending 
President 6aracl< Obama's inauguration 


From new construction projects to daily maintenance of the 
buffdin^ and grounds, Dave Henry, director of facilities man- 
agement, r^ect$ on the enormous job before him and his team. 

OSf^Hen^SHjhtsteainaternMltdilngconAiicuuii oi the newKjcnLe Uiiliiuig. 

SC: As head of facilities management, how involved are you 
in the day-to-day operations of construction projects? 

Mj I am directly (or indirectly, via my assistant director for 
construction) involved with all aspects of a construction proj- 
ect. We have a construction schedule that defines the work and 
its various phases, mapping out the project from its start to its 
completion. There is open communication betv^een myself and 
the construction management team. 

SC; How has the campuswide ojnstructloa— West Vilkge 
and the new science building— affected the daily routines of 
the facilities management staff, and how will it affect their 
duties once the construction is completed? 

DH: lor the most part, the actual construction period has 
little impact on the facilities management staff. The burden 
of maiataining these new buildings begins when construction 
ends. Pqj: me specifically, I can foresee an increased need to 
foGus on energy management issues. 

SC; How complex is it to design and construct the LEED- 
certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) 
science building? 

DH; The complexity of the infrastructure and systems that are 

in the new science bttiWlag require close attention aad coor- 
dioalli^n, from design throtigh compleflon. Wtth this being 
Stisgaehanfla'g first attempt at a LBED-certified academic 
huilding, weaise liearEting about that process each day. This 
project shoaiA be brought to a smooth and tia^y eonapletioa 
thaiaks to the combined efforts of quality designers, construc- 
tion maliagers and my staffs 

SC: What do you think of Susqueharma's move toward the use 
of sustainable energy resources? 

DH: I believe this is the right thing to do. We hare been worfe 
ing on soiae of the significant issues, such as new fuel sources 
at our central po«et plant. As part of the LEED requirements, 
we% also started a "Green Cleaning" program. Me are using 
Gieen Seal-certifted cleaning products and procedures in 
West Yiliage, and we wiU expand thw use throughoTjt the rest 
of the campus as our old supplies are depleted. While these are 
all inaportarit steps in the right ditection; I am e^ecially ap- 
preciative of oiir students' active involvemeut in recycling and 
pres«rrtQg our resoBrees, 


Training the Leaders of Tomorrow 

Challenging times require visionary leaders. 

Leaders of Tomorrow, a two- 
credit class taught by Karen 
DePrancesco, an adjunct feeulty 
member in the Department 
of Communications, shows 
students how to become such 
leaders. In the class, students 
examine eacemplary leadership 
styles and discover that set- 
ting goals involves more than 
considering instantaneous gains 
and losses. 

A student taking Leaders of 
Tomorrow can expect to partici- 
pate in numerous discussions 
on what makes a superior leader, 
DePrancesco uses every tech- 
nique possible to keep the class 
moving and participating in ex- 
ercises that bring out the natural ^''^" ^'^""''^' uses team-buiiding 
, J . 7 , exercises to develop students 

leader m every class member. leadership skills. 

20 ■ Susqueharma Currents • Spring zoo? 

These team-building activities include an exercise in which the 
students stand in a circle and, with their eyes closed, attempt 
to create a square using lengths of rope or yarn. This activ- 
ity requires a natural-born leader to step up among the class 
members and direct the process of forming a square. 

"Leaders of Tomorrow was a great dass, especially during 
my senior year as I prepare to enter the professional world," 
says Andrew Jarzyi '09^ who took the class in the fell semester. 
"The class focused an different leadership styles as well as the 
various characteristics that a leader mast portray, induding 
competency, honesty and credibility." 

Students learn that leadership is a relationship between 
those who choose to lead and those who choose to follow. They 
also learn that breaking through adversity in a workplace 
requires leaders and followers to establish a relationship based 
on mutual coriiidence and respect. 

"Considering the importance of leadership in our society, 
I would certainly encourage any SU student to take this class," 
Jarzyk says. 


Examining the "Show, Don't Tell" 
Concept of Cigarette Warning Labels 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then could a graphic 
image deter people from smoking? That's the question As- 
sistant Professor of Economics Matthew Rousu is exploring 
thanks to a nearly $100,000 grant from the Robert Wood John- 
son Foundation. The grant is allowing Rousu to investigate the 
impact graphic warning labels have on U.S. buyers. 

"Although the United States was the first country to man- 
date cigarette warning labels in 1965, current labeling policy 
has been left unchanged for 24 years, in spite of its apparent 
inefficacy," Rousu says. 

Rousu began researching this topic a few years ago in 
Mexico. He staged an auction in which he asked 89 smokers to 
bid on two packs of the same name-brand cigarette. The only 
difference between the packs was that one contained a high- 
quality graphic-design sticker depicting the grotesque image 
of a mass of red tumors protruding from a man's neck. 

His fi^ndings suggested that people are less inclined to 
buy cigarettes when an explicit image is placed on cigarette 
containers showing the damage smoking can do to the human 
body. After his research was completed, the Mexican govern- 
ment enacted legislation that makes such images mandatory 

Assistant Professor Matthew Rousu is researching the effect of cigarette warning labels. 

on cigarette cartons. Mexico joins England and Canada in this 
effort to deter smoking. 

Now that Rousu is able to proceed with his research in the 
United States, he has enlisted the assistance of Erin Dinsmore 
'10, an accounting major from Harrisburg, Pa. Dinsmore is in 
charge of running the experimental auctions, which are aimed 
at determining the impact graphic images have on the spend- 
ing habits of cigarette buyers. 

By randomly recruiting smokers in grocery stores, Rousu 
and Dinsmore hope to learn how much money buyers are will- 
ing to spend on cigarettes after seeing such images. They will 
conduct the first of four auctions this spring. Their research 
will be conducted in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York 
and California. 

"Experimental auctions such as this can provide policy- 
makers with information about differences in the potential im- 
pact alternative warning labels implemented in other countries 
may have on U.S. consumers," Rousu says. 

Sprinc; 2oot) • Susquclianiui Currents 


Professor's Text on Writing 
Enters Second Edition 

Oxiord L'iii\crsity Press 
is publishing ii second 
edition ot O)! Wriliiii; 
Sliorl Stories, edited by 
I'rofe.ssor ol Hnglish and 
( j'eati\c Writing 'I'oni 
Bailey. Ihe book is one 
ol'the most popular 
texts used in the teach- 
ing ol' creative writing. 
Ihe first edition of 
the textbook is current- 
ly in its seventh print- 
ing. With a foreword by 
Hterary legend Tobias 
Wollfand chapters by 

Frandtae Prose, Joyce 
Carol Dates, Frank 
Conroy, Andre Dubus, 
Robert Coles and C. 
Michael Curtis, the 
book examines the art 
and craft of short story- 
writing and offers the 
student of short fiction 
advice oa teefcBigute. A ehapter by Bailey on the elements of 
i J6fateg:tilte:&.e(ilty of te|uehaaaa University in 
l#t, laitef tm^ ta tkeg^ository Writing Brograia at 
Earmd TJtimmWff Us wskte earned him a Newhouse 
Award Icom te jfolm Sariltja: PoimdatioQi a NaUoixal Eadow- 
meEt for the Aits Fellowship for fiction aad the Mississippi Arts 
Mid Letters Fidion Wm. Ms wrtttag has been antiiologized 
in NeM) St&Hisfrom the South afld noted in Ike Best American 
Short Stories, ta addition to On Writing Short Stories, Oxford 
IMversity Press published Bailey's instructional text Ihe Short 
Story Writer's Companmn. Bailey also has published a collection 
of short fiction, titled Crow Mm (Ettusean Press, 2003), as well 
as two novels— 31« Grace Ihat Keeps "Siis WorHmd Cotton 
Song, both of vrfiich were releasedby Random Housed Crown 
Publishing Group under the imprint of Shaye Areheart Books. 

Office of Communications Receives Honors 

SusquehMEiag Uat^srsi^s o»teiQg and conKmsoications 
MSheti^ Jmm %ii^a »e©p®e4 iJy tte Coundl for Atfofaacemsnt 
aad&p(pa*of MuaiBoE CCASI), tibe Assodaticwa of Qom- 
mwloiMisliiBiaeaiQa fCOilAP) and Atoerican Graphic 
PesSgn & AJyefiisiag. 

In the CASB DlsSiiCt H legiowil Goaj>eeEtlon, the 0|B,ce 
of CommjaakatioM w®n bronze psaids ia four categories-. 
instttJMional Ideatity ptog^sis* fttr Susqaehaatna&new ,g5tapMc 
identitys student recraitmeat paGfeagiSs, Iwr the universities latest 
generation of admissions matestils, inciludJng. tifee new view- 
book, applicatioii packet and sswerthe-dale post«»rd magaet; 
indiiiadaai eweiats, for a Camegte Kaflsesfelcenteaalal concert 
asad proMOtion of the erv^tj and pnesral iriStttution r^attons, 
foB a ^i$m. tm^^^ "Pidfto posfed ma the ®ioofe,Web sie, 
€^^ fltoire»§Dfead ¥jpdnrerslty SeWtop «& asfiver award 
Ito (he *weafestf £ifl a«shoe^aia^ category for ite fliank-you 
cmiM ^0md fted coiiti^iutojjs. 

IBlSKiS* H is tiie largest of CASE^ eight districts, encom- 
passis^ sdhookin Pennsylvanja, New Jersey, New York;, Mary- 
land, Defewais, Ae District of Columbia, West "^gufla, Puerto 
Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Ontario, Canada. 

CUPRAP gave two nods to the commimications office as 
part of its annual GUPPIE awards competitiQn. The summer 
2008 issue of Susquehanna Currents won a gold award in fhe 
magazine category. The issue was the debut of the magazine's 
new design with expanded sections and feature article content 
In the feature article category, the office won a silver award for 
"The Susquehanna River; A Laboratory for Studyf Assistant 
Director of Advancement Communications 'VietdriaMdtl 
wrote and researched the feature story for the P9II 2007 issue of 
Susquehanna Today- 

"Dbie officers design staff also won recognition forfls wodcia 
the annual American Graphic Desipi aad Ai4wfMng competi- 
tion, thewiiining publications were a "Su^orfiigllie Scien- 
ces" direct mal piece and the "Athletics ^ Recrea^on" brochure, 
botii produced by Creative Services Nknager NlcdcStepbenspn 
'99 and graphic des%ner Steven Semafidyk '68. The pieces will 
be published in the American Graphic Deaipi 8c Advertising's 
25th anrtiversary annual. Due out in November, the publication 
provides international exposure to the winning submissions 
showcased in the book. 

"We're very pleased with the recopiliiten wdm l^eceivei 
from the experts in our field," says Gerald Cohen, assistaaf 
vice pxesideut for communications. "The competition for ' ' 
these awards is intense, pitting Susquehanna against some of 
the finest institutions m fiie country. We all work very hard at 
presenting Susquehanna as the fine institution that we know it 

-•Mistiiielianna V, HI reins ■ si>RiN(i 21 

is, and these awards are a tribute to all those who worked on 
the projects." 

Music Professor Releases Book 
On Expressive Conducting 

A conductor's methods for drawing full expression from 
wind orchestral repertoire is the topic of a new book by Eric 
L Hinton, assistant professor of music and director of bands 
at Susquehanna University. Conducting the Wind Orchestra: 
Meaning, Gesture and Expressive Potential was released in De- 
cember by academic publisher Cambria Press. 

The book examines ways to elicit expression from a selected 
body of works, including John Corigliano's Overture from Ga- 
zebo Dances, Karel Husa's Introduction and Fanfare from Music 
for Prague 1968, Edward Gregson's Celebration and Richard 
Rodney Bennett's Morning Music. 

The relationship between analysis, interpretation and 
physical gesture is discussed as part of the art and craft of 
conducting. Hinton also explores the idea of meaning in music, 
including how meaning arises from performance in both musi- 
cal and other ways. In short, Hinton considers what is "behind 
the notes." The conductor, Hinton writes, acts as a mediator, 
taking the work and all relevant information into account as it 
is prepared for performance. 

In addition to his position at SusquehanBa University, 
Hinton holds a doctorate in conducting from the Birmin^am 
Conservatoire/University of Central England and was made 
an Honorary Fellow of that institution for his contribufions 
to the Conservatoire and to musical life in the West Midlands 

of England. HMtOjQ sko Mcte & tB^^tl^ dmiM i 
condttcfeg anda bathelffldsof nauiSc* 

Northwestasm IMvejc^. Whflc in Enj^asi be ^smimms^ & 
rector aad conda^w of the Tfclfoid Vim^fm^m^:<^!^i^m^ 
as w^ as prin<ap^ (ajodnctOTtrfii* Vi^i^WStee ^«;p&fflf 
Orchestra and the Notini^aia Spjj^Qwfe'Mtecl Ql^j^^ 

SU SPLASH Reci^Co^re^ 
NASPA Award 

SU SPLASH (StudentePfomofiag Leadership and Awarmess 
in Serving the Homdess) has be® recQ|a^s«sd !»y Ihe Nafional 
Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASf A) 
as one of the top programs of its kind in fibe nation, the 
program, which received a sUver award in the Careecs, Aca- 
demic Support, Service Learning, Comiiiunity SeMce aad 
Related category for 2008-09, placed second behind Atdtefktis 
University and ahead of 
Vanderbilt University. 

This is the third con- 
secutive year Susquehanna 
has won an award in this 
category, and the first time it 
has received a sUvsr award. 
SUiS Hurricane Responss: 
Teams won a bronze: mm^ 

in 2006-07, and SU CASA 
(Susquehanaa UMveislty 
Central AmMea Seirvice 
Adventure) received a bfonsEe 
award in 2007-08. 

Founded with a grant 
Tom Thrivent Financial for 

.utherans in ?005 and jointly sponsored bf the Office of the 
Chaplain and the Center for Civic Engagiaiieftts SU $f lASH is 
an intensive service-learning opportunity for jncomlag 
fixst-year students. Each summer, 20 selected students work 
alongside SU feculty, staff and upperclass mefttofs Oifi service 
projects and learning activities focused on homelessness. 
During these weeklong immersion experiences, students 
serve homeless populations in the Susquehanna Valley and 
Washington, D,C. 

AslileeRoih'12 (left) and Eliidbeih 
Pfedfflieii'eWghtjwslUntsr during 

Eric L. Hinton, assistant professor of music and director of barids 

Contributing writers to The 'Grove are Sondra Zanetto '09, 
Stephanie Beazley "10 and Victoria Kidd. 

Sprint, 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 23 



Susquehanna University has accepted an invitation to join the 
Centennial Conference as an associate member In football and 
women's golf beginning In 2010. 

'AthtetJcs Is the window by which a large number of people 
come to know and become acquainted with colleges and universi- 
ties/ says Susquehanna President L. Jay Lemons. "You are Icnown 
by the company that you keep. An association witli the Centennial 
Qsnfenence aligns us with some of the top liberal arts institutions in 
the Gourrtry and reunites us with some of our oldest rivals." 

The addition of Susquehanna brings the number of Centennial 
members who sponsor football to 10. The other conference mem- 
bers are Dickinson College, Franklin 8t IVlarshall College, Gettysburg 
College, The Johns HopkinsUniversity, Juniata College (associate), 
McDanlel College, Moravian College (associate), Muhlenberg Col- 
lege and Ursinus College. Schools that sponsor women's golf are 
Dickinson, Franklin ^Marshall, Gettysburg, McDanlel and Muhlen- 
berg, full Certtenniai members who participate in sports other 
than football and woffieri's golf are Bryn Mawr College, Haverffird 
College, Swarthmore Coilege and Washington College (MdJ. 

"As we discussed the l\iture of Centennial football schedul- 
ing, the state of NCAA Division ill football, women's goff and 
the economic realities faced by our institutions and the country, 
the conference's Presidents Council looked in our backyard and 
found our perfect answer In Susquehanna University,'' says Joan 
Develin Coley, president of McDanlel and chair of the council. 'The 
academic reputation, the tradition in football, the emergence of 
women's golf and the commitment to the legacy of the scholar- 
athlete at Susquehanna were also deciding factors as we enhance 
the conference." 

Susquehanna has a long and storied tradition of excellence 
on the gridiron. SU has played football for 110 seasons and was 
coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg Sr., the "Grand Old Man of Foot- 
ball," from 1947 to 1952 along with his son, Amos Jr. 

Susquehanna's most prolific football period came between 
1960 and 1964, when its team earned a combined 39-4-1 record 
with undefeated seasons in 1961 and 1962. SU has had five As- 
sociated Press, Hewlett-Packard or American Football Coaches 
Association All-Americans since 1990 alone. It also has earned Col- 
lege Sports Information Directors of America first-team Academic 
All-America honors three times since then and fielded an NCAA 
Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, all under current head coach 
and Assistant Director of Athletics Steve Briggs. 

Susquehanna started women's golf in 2002 and has been a 
regular competitor at tournaments around the Mid-Atlantic region 
alongside Centennial teams. 

"Membership in the Centennial Conference provides a wide 
array of advantages for Susquehanna University athletics," says 
Pam Samuelson, dirertor of athletics at Susquehanna. "The ben- 
efits that it affords our women's golf team cannot be overlooked. 
The program now has a home that will give further opportunities 
to our female athletes." 

Susquehanna football and women's golf will begin full competi- 
tion In the Centennial In 2010, with the women's golf team vying for 
the conference title In the spring and the football team beginning 
round-robin play in the fall. SU women's golf will compete in the Cen- 
tennial championships in the spring of 2009 as a nonscoring team. 

Susquehanna will continue to play football in the Uberty 
League through the 2009 season. Its women's golf team currently 
functions as an Independent 


Senior safety John Lunardi, of Exton, Pa., and sophomore punter 
Bobby Eppleman, of Chester Springs, Pa., earned spots on the 
2008 All-America team Dec. 20. 

Lunardi and Eppleman both landed on the all- 
East Region first team on Dec. 9 before earning this second-team 
All-America honor. Eppleman was the only non-junior or senior to 
land on the All-America first or second team: 

Junior offensive tackle Dcew Champn^, of Victor, N.Y., was an 
all-region third-teamer. 

Lunardi, a 2008 Susquehanna co-captain, finished the season 
ranked second In NCAA Division III in passes defended per game 
with 2.10 (21 in 10 games), l-ie led the Liberty League in that cat- 
egory, as well as In passes broken up (16). He also intercepted five 
passes for 72 return yards and made 61 tackles (34 solo), including 
one for a loss. He was an all-Liberty first-teamer this year. 

Eppleman was an ail-Liberty first-teamer at punter this year and 
a second-team honoree at place-kicker. His average of 42.74 yards 
per punt was good for third in Division III. He led the Liberty in that 
category. He also set a Susquehanna record this year with a 73-yard 
punt in a 10-3 win over Juniata College on Sept. 13. Fourteen of his 
punts landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line in 2008, and none 
were blocked. He was the Liberty's Special Teams Player of the 
Week on Sept. 15 and Oct. 6. 

Champney was a unanimousall-Liberty fifst-teamer this year. 
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound left tackle started all lOgames for Susque- 
hanna last season and protected the blind side of a right-handed 
quarterback. He also helped pave the way for a multiple-record- 
breaking tailback. 

John Lunardi '09 

Bobby Eppleman 'It DrewCiiampney'lO 

24 • Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 


Bryan Majors '10 

Erich Majors '10 

With the help of some special sports siblings, Susquehanna Is excelling on the court, 
track and turf. 

As a member of Susquehanna's champion men's cross country team, David Haklar 
'11 has reason to gloat. The team won back-to-back championships in the Landmark 
Conference this season and last, giving the entire team some bragging rights. But as a 
"• -aclruplet, Haklar has plenty of family members around to keep him grounded, none 
iser than his brother Greg '11, who competes alongside him in men's track &field. 
e Coopersburg, Pa., brothers have made positive impacts on the track & field and 
>ss country teams. "We have always competed in different events, myself as a runner 
and Greg as a thrower," says David. "Growing up, our family was open to letting us 
choose our own sports. They come to every meet we have. Sometimes I think they like 
it more than we do." 

Greg, whose career aspiration is to work for the FBI, says, "When visiting schools, I 
und the environment at Susquehanna better than the others we looked at, and being 
able to play sports was a huge plus." 

Natalie Cicioni '12 decided to attend Susquehanna for many of the same reasons, 
not to mention the fact that her sister, Jessica '10, was already here playing volleyball 
and majoring in biology, just as she planned to do. "Jess has really helped me make 
the transition to college life. Playing volleyball with her is just an added bonus," 
says Natalie. 

However, being listed at the same position on the women's volleyball roster could 
give the Frackville, Pa., siblings plenty of reasons to squabble over playing time. But 
head volleyball coach John "Kuuipo" Tom has a way of averting such conflicts. 'I don't 
have them compete for the same position, but instead interchange them for that posi- 
tion [middle hitter]," says Tom. "When they're out on the court, the positives heavily 
outweigh the negatives; they're both genetically wired for this game." 

Coming off a program-best 27 victories in 2008, the Susquehanna volleyball team 
will lose just one senior for next season. With the Cicioni sisters back on the hardwood, 
all signs point to another successful campaign. 

Twins Bryan and Erich Majors '10, of Harrisburg, Pa., have more than just looks in 
common. They are both used to good grades and success in sports. 

While growing up, Bryan and Erich were held to certain academic standards. "We 
had to focus on the books first," says Bryan, "but at the same time, our parents were our 
biggest fans and never missed a game." 

Playing on the same basketball team at Harrisburg High School, the brothers often 
played one-on-one at the end of practices. "(Erich) still thinks he can get the best of me. 
We both played point guard and played the game the same way," Bryan says. "We may 
be each other's biggest critics, but we're also each other's biggest fans." 

At Susquehanna, Erich has improved in every football season, going from two to 35 
to 45 tackles this past year, which tied for sixth on the team. "Erich has twice as many 
big hits as any other player," says head football coach Steve Briggs. "The neat thing is 
that, off the field, he's a genuine, polite young man." 

In turn, Bryan is excelling on the basketball court as SU's starting point guard for the 
third straight season. He is one of the top Landmark Conference assists men, and his 
tenacious defense is a key component of the team's success. 

Spring 2009 • Sasquehanna Currents ■ 25 



Susquehanna University sv.iep\.^:^&tm^rm£^wkS^^fysM'mmierA 
handed out by the Landmark Conference on March 3 and landed two 
players on the 2008-09 all-Landmark first team. 

Senior guard/forward Joel Patch, of Conklin, N.Y., was named the 
conference's Player ofthe Year, while freshman guard and fan favor- 
ite Spenser Spencer, of Seattle, Wash., took home Rookie of the Year 
honors To boot, junior guard Bryan Majors, of Harrisburg, Pa., earned 
theDeffensivePtayer of tiie Year award, and head coach Frank Marcinek 
and bis assstsnts Chad Bailey, Matthew Blue and Brent Ferko garnered 
Coaching Slaff of the Year recognition. 

Patdiand §psffceralsc( landed ott the all-Landrnaricfirst team, 
was onQ of !(5 men's finalists forthe 200d Jostens Trophy, awarded 
to the NCAA Division lit Pl^^rof the Year. He led the Landmarkand tied 
for 14th }n Division 111 in rebounding^ wfth 11.2 reboon-ds pej-game. He 
also ranked second in the conference in scoring (17.5 points perganne) 
and fourth in blocked shots Off},?s£ch finished the 2008-09 season with 
16 dOul>l6-4oybles, including four straight to end the campaign. He 
moved Into the fop 25 in Susquehanna men's basketball history this past 
season in career points (1,067). This is the second all-conference honor 
for Patch, who was a second-team all-Middle Atlantic Comnnonwealth 
Conference player in 2006-07 

Spencer ranked sixth in the Landmark with 13.5 points per game and 
fourth with 56 three-pointers. He also ranked in the top 15 in the confer- 
ence in assists (48) and 
steals (31). If he had enough 
attempts, his 84.2 free- 
throw percentage would 
have ranked second in 
the conference. 

IVlajors led the Land- 
mark in steals (67) while 
helping Susquehanna to 
a first-place conference 
ranking in field-goal-per- 
centage defense (39.6). He 
was also a very productive 
offensive player this past 
season, leading the confer- 
ence with 148 assists. 

Marcinek and his staff 
led the 2008-09 SU team 
to a runner-up finish in 
both the Landmark regular 
season and the playoffs. 
The team was picked to finish third in the conference by a preseason poll 
of Landmark coaches and sports information directors. This is the second 
end-of-the-year coaching honor for Marcinek, who earned the MAC Com- 
monwealth Coach ofthe Year award after the 2002-03 season. 

Senior guari/forwanl Joel Patch talces a shot during 
a home basketball game. 

Freshman guard Spenser Spencer siueittps the 
defense as he malces his way down the court 
during a home basketball game. 


No one knows better what's in a name than fi'eshman 
guard Spenser Casanova Spencer. The chant "Spen-ser 
Spen-cer!" orten rings through Susquehanna's Orlando W- 
Houts Gymnasium during home basketball games. 

Originally, hisfetJierwanted his first name to be 
Casanova, but hfs nVptt^'OpixJgedthe idea. So, liiei;?ame 
SpenserCSpieiTGefwas-kjm. Why such an unconven- 
tional name? "Tihey [his pa rents] wanted to be creative and 
unique," says Spef^cer. 

Growing up in Seattle, 
Wash., Susquehanna was a 
mystery to Spencer He says 
he's been playing basketball 
"ever since 1 can remember," 
but he didn't join a school 
team until the fifth grade. 
He continued on the team 
throughout high schoji^t 
Seattle's Lakeside Schooi^ 
the same school Microsoft 
mogul Bill Gates attended. 

After high school, 
Spencer attended Loomis 
Chaffee prep school in 

Windsor, Conn., for one year. While playing a pickup 
game of basketball at a local court, he met Susquehanna 
University Trustee Alan Bennett '72, CEO of H&R Block. 
Bennett asked Spencer where his college search had taken 
him. When he found that Spencer was undecided, he sug- 
gested his alma mater. 

Spencer's recruitment went into the hands Of Frank 
Marcinek, head men's basketball coach. Marcinek ob- 
tained a video of Spencer's court time from Loomis Chaf- 
fee and liked what he saw, so he invited the Seattle boy on 
an overnight campus visit. The rest, as they say, is history. 

Currently, Spencer is a guard playing under the 
number 24 jersey, One of his best moments from the 
2008-09 season came during a Jan. 10 game at Moravian 
College. SU trailed at the half 38-26, but came back to win 
the game, 70-64. "We played,t half we played [all 
season]," Spencer says. 

Marcinek's proudest moment working with Spencer 
came during the first game ofthe season against Miseri- 
cordia University. Susquehanna was trailing until Spencer 
came off the bench. He took the game over for SU, scoring 
21 points in just 22 minutes. "He's been a really great addi- 
tion to the team," Marcinek says, 

A business major with an emphasis in marketing, 
Spencer has a penchant for scoring, making it certain that 
"Spen-ser Spen-cer!" will continue to be heard at Susque- 
hanna basketball games. 

ContribtJting writers » Scoreboard are ftotJert BdmttI HeSlf fll, 
Cory Prescott 'W and Kelly Stemcosky '11 

26 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 

People Places 

Winter Convocation Celebrates the 
Legacy of Martin Luther King Ir. 

In remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.. students, 
faculty and staff gathered in Weber Chapel Auditorium on 
Jan. 19 for Susquehanna's annual Winter Convocation, mark- 
ing what President L. Jay Lemons referred to in his opening 
remarks as "a day on, rather than a day off." 

"It's important to pause, to come together in community 
to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King," 
Lemons said. 

The day carried extra significance as many of the featured 
speakers acknowledged the historic event that would occur 
the following day, the inauguration of our country's first 
black president. 

At the same time, Lemons acknowledged that although 
we have made strides in overcoming racial and ethnic divi- 
sions, both nationally and at Susquehanna, "We're not as 
diverse and inclusive as we should and want to be." 

Chaplain Mark Wm. Radecke also spoke, quoting some of 
King's lesser-known speeches. King encouraged people to "see 
the world as it could be," rather than how it is, Radecke said. 

The keynote address was given by L. Douglas Wilder, 
former governor of Virginia and the first African-American in 
U.S. history to be elected governor of a state. Recognizing the 
economic turmoil that our country faces, Wilder said, 
"We haven't seen tougher times in a long time." 

Wilder is no stranger to economic hardship, however. 
During his first year as governor, he faced budget cuts with 
a projected tax shortfall of $1.4 billion. To combat the situa- 
tion, Wilder implemented a successful program that 
reduced spending. 

"Things don't just happen automatically," he said. "People 
have to make them happen. You have to make them happen." 

"Look how far we've come," Wilder said, acknowledging 
the gains in racial equality that have been made while also 
stressing the need for more change in order to "heal the divi- 
sions within our country." 

"We can and we must do better," Wilder said. 

Two students, creative writing major Marcus Burke '10 

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder with Marcus Burke'10 at Winter Convocation 

and political science major Berkeley Chapman 'II, shared 
essays they'd written. In his essay, Burke reflected on a trip he'd 
taken as a high school student to South Africa, where he visited 
the prison in which Nelson Mandela was held during the period 
of apartheid. 

Chapman's essay was presented via prerecorded video be- 
cause she was in Washington, D.C., awaiting the inauguration of 
President Barack Obama (see related story, pp. 16). Focusing on 
her search to connect with her mixed-heritage roots, Chapman 
said it's important to "love and represent all parts of myself, 
without reservation or condition." 

The program also included performances by the University 
Symphonic Band, conducted by Eric Hinton, assistant professor 
of music and director of bands; and the University Jazz Ensem- 
ble, conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Joshua Davis; as 
well as a moving performance of "This Little Light of Mine" by 
the University Chorale, led by Judith White, lecturer in music. 

Sprinc; 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 27 

Health Care In America 

Adams Ctnter Sympoilam B^orei the Options 

The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society hosted the two-day sym- 
posium Code Blue: Can We Save the Heu/tfi Care System? on March 25 and 
26. The symposium examined the current state of health care coverage '\xi 
the United State* and explored whether the nation should adopt a universal 
health care system. 

ABan Sobd. director of the Ariin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, 
notes that approximately 50 million Americans are without health insurance, 
and IS unemploytnent rates Increase in toda/s volatile economy, the number 

of uninsured will likely rise. "Sud- 
den illness cannot be postponed 
like the purchase ol a new car or 
clothes," says SobeL "^nsequently, 
millions of Americans constantly 
face looming financial disaster." 

The symposium kicked off 
with keynote speaker Jonathan 
Cohn, senior editor at The New 
Republic and best-selling author 
of Sicfc: The Untold Story of 
Ameri^s Health Care Crisis— 
and the People Who Pay 
the Price. For the past decade, 
while working at The New 
Republic, Cohn has been writing 
about national politics and its 
effect on American communi- 
ties. Cohn's stance on health care 
was solidified when he wrote the bookSic^, which looks into the negative 
effect that the current health care system has on ordinary Americans across 
the country. 

In addition to Cohn's keynote address, the health care symposium 
featured three panel discussions and a closing dialogue. Participants in the 
panel discussions included Dr. Nina Taggart, vice president of Blue Cross of 
Northeastern Pennsylvania; Sherry Glied, chair of the Department of Health 
Policy and Management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Colum- 
bia University; Dr. Glenn D. Steele Jr., president and chief executive officer 
of Geisinger Health System; and Paul Wessel, field director for the Universal 
Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. The panel discussions explored 
the role of goverrunent, employers and insurers in health care coverage; the 
balance between affordability and comprehensive coverage; and barriers to 
health care coverage reform. 

The concluding dialogue addressed whether the United States should 
adopt a universal health care system. Dr. Claudia Fegan, former president 
of Physicians for a National Health Care Program, spoke in fevor of 
adopting a universal health care system, while Devon Herrick, senior 
fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, opposed the idea. 

Faculty Band Rocks 
Atlantic City, Raises Money 
For Student Research 

Susquehanna's faculty rock band. Faculty 
Lounge, was one of the headliners at Profapa- 
Jooza, a concert hosted by the House of Blues 
in Atlantic City. 

Faculty Lounge includes lead singer David 
Imhoof, associate professor and chair of the 
Department of History; bassist Terry Win- 
egar, professor and dean of the School of 
Natural and Social Sciences; guitarist Laurence 
Roth, associate professor of English and Jewish 
studies; and dnnnmer Patrick Long, associate 
professor of music. 

The foursome began Faculty Lounge in 
August 2002, and since then it has grown in 
popularity both on and off campus. The group 
has performed at numerous charitable events, 
including Rock 4 Relief, Rock for a Change 
(a Get Out the Vote event), SU Rocks for 
Hurricane Survivors and Relay for Life. Stu- 
dents have even created a Facebook fan club 
for the band. 

The March 6 Profapalooza concert also 
featured faculty bands from Stockton College 
and Colgate University. The idea for Profapa- 
looza took shape after an article was written in 
The Chronicle of Higher Education on faculty 
rock bands. 

Faculty Lounge donated its portion of 
the Profapalooza proceeds to student re- 
search. "We all beheve that research by faculty 
members and by students is one of the most 
important things that happen on this campus," 
Imhoof says. 


faculty Lounge plays In Oegenstein Center Theater. 

28 • Susqueh 

Caitlin Newman '09 poses for a snapshot with fleft to right) Nazifeh, Daula, Ashraf, Abdul and Dorethy, 
the children who lived in her Ugandan host home. 

Alumnus Bequest Opens Up a World 
Of Possibilities for Business Students 

Most business students spent last summer working in seasonal jobs in their 
hometowns or serving in business internships in the United States. But thanb 
to an endowment supporting international experiences, Caitlin Newman '09 
spent nine weeks interning at a microfinance bank in Uganda. 

There, Newman lived with a Muslim host family on a banana plantation 
and worked at an institution where there were no computers— only 
manual records. 

The cost of her travels, as well as a stipend for her work, was covered by 
the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience, which supports internships 
for business students through an endowment given to the university by Eric 
Stein '69 just three weeks before his death in 2006. Without the scholarship, 
"studying abroad might have been possible, but daunting," Newman says. 
"The only real reason I was able to go was because of this scholarship." 

Newman received the internship through tiie Foundation for Sustainable 
Development, a San Francisco-based organization that connects students with 
grassroots efforts to combat poverty in developing countries. Newman applied 
what she's learned as a business administration major by leading workshops 
that taught villagers the importance of saving money and developing sustain- 
able sources of income, as well as the opportunity to get loans. 

More important, the internship allowed Newman to combine her business 
skills with her real passion: serving the world's underprivileged populations. 
At Susquehanna, Newman is involved with the annual Fair Trade Festival, 
which benefits artisans and formers around the world. 

"The internship helped me to meet and fall in love with the people I work 
for here. Now I have personal stories about how people in Uganda are affected 
by what we do here," she says. 

So far, the Eric Stein fund has allowed 1 1 students to intern at businesses 
in countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom, Uganda, 
Australia and the Czech Republic, says Ronald Keefer, director of business 
internships. Since travel and related expenses are included in the Stein Fellow- 
ship, Keefer expects an increasing amount of student interest each year. 

The Sigmund Weis School of Business already has student commitments 
for the summer of 2009 in Sweden, India and Germany, and several other 
countries are being considered. "Not a lot of schools have programs like this," 
Keefer says, "and not everyone gets the chance to work abroad." 

Contributing writers to the People & Places seaion are 
Sondra Zanetto '09 and Julie Buckingham '09. 


In today's commerce-driven world, virtually 
anyone is ca^jable of starting a business. That's 
why it's important to give aU students, regard- 
less of their majors* m Cfijportunity to embrace 
the entrepreneuilal i^^dctt "Wiio is to »y who 
can and canaotstait a buaoae^f " asks Leans 
Mischd, assistant {Kto^i^sor of imicaigeiiiaent, 
who cGordini6^ Entrepjpeneari^ Wsek at 
Susquehanna University. 

Entrepreneui^p We«ic which ht^ux 
in 2007 as a national ibtdtiatitv'e by tite Ewing 
Marion Kauffinan Inundation, ejqpandcd glob- 
ally last year when students from 77 counlxies 
participated in activities thatbroufht tibem 
one step closer to acquirtng die skills and 
knowledge needed to emerge as entrepreneurs 
in the future. 

Susquehanna's Entrepreneurship Week 
activities included two panel discussions by 
entrepreneurs and executives from a variety of 
industries including retail, medical services, 
manufecturing and 
humanitarian causes. 
The first discussion, 
The Future of Educa- 
tion, examined how 
education can keep 
up with the changing 
ways in which people 
learn in a technologic 
cal society. The second, 
Competing in a Global 
Economy, considered 
the obstacles that hct 
the United States due to 
the rapid expansion of 
the global economy. 

Both discussions 
featured Peter Capolino '76, founder of Mitch- 
ell & Ness Nostalgia Co.; Charles D. "Rusty" 
Flack Jr. '76, chief ejcecutive officer of Diamond 
Consolidated Industries Inc.; Anne Kalin, 
co-founder of the Children's Medical Founda- 
tion of Central and Eastern Europe; Rocco 
A. Ortenzio P'83, H'08, executive chairman 
of Select Medical Corp.; Denise Prmce, chief 
executive officer of Geisinger Ventures; and 
Michael S. Levin, entrepreneur-in-residence at the 
Ewing Marion Kauflfman Foundation. The panel 
discussions were moderated by John Resnick, 
creator of the radio program Legends of Success. 

Panelists discuss U.S. 
competitiveness in the 
global economy. 

Spring 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 29 

CamDaien News 

Lives, Building 
futures reaches 
$60.3 million 




Changing Lives, Buik 
fi/tums seeks to raise 
$70 million by 2010 in 
new resources to supp 
endowment and progr 
goalSt omstruetion of c 
new sclent fedlity an 
financial aid for studen 




Dear Friends, 

Despite an econoniy in dfiep distress, the 0utftgi»g Lives, Building Futures caiQi|>a%n 
has experienced a great dssil of success, and jit's a pleasBfe to provide a brief upiite and 
express ancere thanks to donors who are making this possitle. 

We were buoyed by a number of positive events that occurred ia late 2008 and 
generated terrific momentum. Progress on the new science building has occurred in 
many <juarters. Most obvious was Pennsylvania Gov. Id RendeU's delivery in August of 
$4 million as part of a capital redevelopment proipcam, folowed 1:^ additional fund- 
ing totaling $1 million that state Sen. John Gordner and Rep. luss Fairchild leverage 
on the university's behalf. Less obvious but equally meaningful have been supporter- 
driven purchases of brisk pavers in the science building's courtyard (which will repli- 
cate the periodic table of elements), as well as green project contributions totaling more 
than I600,ODO made by hundreds of alumni, parents and friends. Projeet cost savings 
resulting fcom an tafiteasingly competitive marketplace for construction materials and 
services has been another welcome development. 

In ZOOS vm also smt the campus portion of the campaign genera:te nearly $1.9 
million from members of the Susquehanfia faculty and staff, f&r more than the $1.25 
million target, with gifts eormog maiinly in support of the science project and the New 
Horizons Fund that will assist students in meeting a new requirement to immerse 
themselves in a cross-cultmral learning experience in order to gradua:te. 

Spring 2009 has taken us beyond the campaign total of Susquehanna's last major 
fund-raising program. The Susquehanna 2000 campaign ended nine years ago with 
$60.2 million in gifts and grants. We appear poised to take a healthy run at the current 
campaign's goal of raising $70 million by the campaign's dose in 2010. While working 
to meet campaign targets, the university is also taking steps to contain costs in a way 
that helps maintain affordability for students and families and yet retains high value in 
a Susquehanna education. 

We are acutely mindful that economic developments over the last several months 
are a concern for many, and yet we have also seen evidence of opportunity. I believe this 
is because education remains a priority for so many of us. We are living through and 
learning from world events that have steered us into uneharted waterss Students' futures 
are being shaped by these events and also by local ones: in classrooms and labsj on ser- 
vice trips and civic engagements; as presenters, performers and authors. The gifts — and 
givers— enabling this generation of Susquehannans to learn and grow are enormously 
important and greatly appreciated. Thank you. 



James W. Summers '64 


Changing Lives, Building Futures campaign 

30 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2003 

Edward R. '69 and Donna Schmidt inspMngaOiitiiff of pMianthniy 

Edwaffil ft. Schmidt dolog ie 

Edwards, and A. Rio SdRnl(ft 
Lectureship tn Ethics 

Giving to Susquehanna can be a haads-on experience, as Trustee EthvardK, $<5lunidt'(J9 can iiii^; 
When he decided to issue a challenge to students in the Susquehanna Umwearaiy Fund calling |8i©'' 
gram, he made a personal visit to the student callers. 

Schmidt's challenge was to encourage aluanni to give by credit card; he would niatch all gitis up 
to $125 for a total of $10,000. Not only did he develop and jtel€ fc challenge, he also worked with 
the students to develop the calling scripts. Spurred an hy his enttiusiasni, the students brought in 
gifts that hit the goal within two weeks. He ia turn was so impressed by their work ihat he offered 
an additional $5,000 to the cause. 

"It was a good vision for my students to see— great inspiration," sa^-.s Judy Newcomer, associate 
director of the Susquehanna University Fund, who heads the calling program. "lul did more lor nn 
students in those few minutes by showing them he cares so much." 

Schmidt says he thought the matching-gift ofifer was "a good way to motivate gifts to the an- 
nual fund, and it was pretty well received by the student workers and alumni." 

The energy Ed displayed in his Lnvobement with the calling program is evident in every aspect of 
his life. A corporate and real estate attorney with the Indianapolis Law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP, he 
is licensed to practice in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and before the U.S. Supreme Court and 
several federal district and circuit courts. He also is active in several organizations related to his ca- 
reer, including the Indianapolis Bar Association, which has recognized him as a Distinguished Fellow. 

In 2003, he and his wife. Donna, established the Edward S. and A. Rita Schmidt Lectureship in Ethics, named after his psients. 
"We wanted to take a multidlsciplinary approach and have aprogram that applied across many different majors, but it was also 
appealing to my field of interest," Schmidt says. 

The program brings distinguished scholars and civic leaders to campus to address topics of importance In the field of etM^ 
The goal of the program is to highlight etibical issues across disciplines and enc&WTiS^e thought and ejqploration of these Issues 
among students, faculty and the community. The 2008 lecture brought Michele SoO^Jwfe. Everett Eraser Professor of Law at She 
University of Minnesota Law School, to campus to discuss organ trafficking. Other topics have included reproductive medicine, 
computer ethics and collegiate athletics. 

"^e are really behevers in values-based education," says Schnaidt. "In my educational eaqperiences, both as an undergrad'aale 
at Susquehanna and at Notre Dame for law school, ethical determinations vrer^ key components of the learning ^KKpe^'ience." 

The Schmidts also support other programs at Susquehanna. Ed serves the university's alumni corporation of ThateL Chi ffStarnity, 
and he and Donna have contributed to the athletic internship program established by John Strangfeld '75, chair of the Susq[tie- 
hanna University Board of Trustees, and his wife, Mary Kay. 

"I was very impressed by the grant John and Mary Kay made and was impressed by the work of the program and !how it fit into 
the work and mission of the university^' he says. "It is a very creative pjcogram." ^ 

Andjust as the creativity of the Strangfelds encouraged- their the universit\, iheSLhmulis' mgenuity inspired oth«rSi 

The credit card challenge was so well received that Robert Backfdder '77 establisheil a sunilar one lor the 2008-09 calling 
program, which achieved similar success. 

Zany Annual Fund Campaign Encourages Young Alumni Giving 

Madness ensued for Susquehanna's young alumni this spring with the Marty Madness challenge. Through a cre- 
ative online video campaign. Trustees Marty Ortenzio '83 and Marty Pinter '98 challenged young alumni to give 
to SU and matched those donations throughout a four-week competition. The videos were produced by current 
students and earned $5 votes in pursuit of The Marty Award. Go to to see the 
winners and the videos. 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 31 

Campaign News 

A unique naming opportunity has been 
established in support of the new state-of- 
the-art green science building. Individuals 
and families can purchase an element paver 
on the periodic table of elements, which will 
be construaed as part of a courtyard patio 
at the north entrance of the building. 

The gift amount funding the patio element 
pavers is $5,000 and may be payable over 
three years. For more information, go to 

Lithium BeryNium 

Li Be 

Sodium Magnesium 

tiam«: Brad and Jennifer Rojek '98 Barton 

H«metowiu Baltimore 

El«ineflt: Oxygen i 

Why w« chos« this el«meiit: 

Jennifer] 'I brought Birad to SU while we were dating to see if he 
would love Jt as much as I did. (That was one of the requirements of 
our relationship.) Qne of those first visits was the day three scholar- 
ships were awarded during the football game. He was very touched 
by that act and the geBerosfty and gentility of the place. When I In- 
formed hiffl of the newftlemenit program, he Jumped on the chance 
to celebrate our commitment to SU and to each other. One element 
In particular jumped out: oxygen.' V '." ", "'"'" 

[Brad] 'First, we were planning our weddirtg for June 2008, and 
oxygen's atomic number Is 8, Second, the symbol '0' is symbolic 
of the wedding band. And last, it recognizes my feeling that I never 
truly breathed until I started my life with Jennifer.* 

[Jennifer] *1 was blown away by the considerable thought he gave 
to the project and his willingness to become part of SU. In the days 
Jeadjng up to our wedding, he could give me no greater gift than 
to celebrate the place i love so much." 

; ^'1, 

Na Mg 

Name: Mary Muolo '03 
Hometown: Selinsgrove, Pa. 
Element: Potassiunn i 

Wliy I cliose tills element: 

"My husband. Bob, daughter, Alie, and 
son, Robert, are all runners who often get 
muscle cramps after a hard workout. Since 
cramps are caused by a lack of potassium, 
I thought they needed the element." 

Rubidium Strontium 


Rb Sr 

Cesium Barium 

55 56 

Cs Ba 

Francium Radium 

87 88 

Fr Ra 

Scandium Titanium Vanadium Chromium Manganese Iron Cobalt 

Sc Ti V Cr Mn Fe Co 

Ynrium ! Zirconium Niotiium Molybdenum Technetium Ruthenium i»v>dium 

39 40 41 42 43 44 

Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh 

Hafnium Tantalum Tungsten Rhenium Osmium Iridium 

Hf Ta W Re Os Ir 

Rutherfordium Dubnium Seaborgium Bohrium Hassium Meitneriun 

104 105 106 107 108 109 


Db Sg 

Bh Hs 


Ijnthanum Cenium Praseodymkim Neodymium Promethium Samarium 

57 58 59 60 61 62 

La Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm 




Thorium Protactinium 

90 91 

Th Pa 

Uranium Neptunium 

92 93 

U Np 




32 • Susquehanna Currcnls •; 2009 


Imawffpi (urcs 


Boron Carbon Nitrog^^ Oxygen Fluorine Neon 

Aluminum Silicon Phosphorus 

Al Si 

CI Ar 

Brornin^l Krypton 


■Jickel Copper Zinc Gallium Germanium Arsenic Selenium Bromr 


i Cu Zn Ga Ge As Se 

lladlum Silver Cadmium Indium Tin Antimony Tellurium 

46 47 48 49 ^v Vt y*. ^^ ^-, 

d Ag Cd In Sn Sb Te I Xe 

tinum Gotd Mmwy ThiAum LMd afimfth Potonium AitHiM ftMkm 

t Au Hg Tl Pb Bi Po At Rn 

istadtium Roentgenium Ununbium 

111 112 



Rg Uub 















Dysprosium Holmium 

66 67 

Oy Ho 
















Californium Einsteinium 










98 99 

Cf Es 









Name: Nick '99 and Erica Weaver '00 

Hometowns: Sellnsgrove, Pa. 
Element: Krypton h- 

Why we chose this element: 

[Erica] "When I first heard about the op- 
portunity, I absolutely knewr that I was 
going to buy one of the elements. It was 
just such a creative, cool way to give back 
to the university. 

'After we decided we were going to par- 
ticipate, Nick and I sat down to look at the 
periodic table of elements to see which 
one we wanted. We really wanted to find 
one that somehow meant something to us. 
We were toying with several Ideas when I 
saw krypton sitting there and just started 
giggling. We are such geeks when It comes 
to superheroes, we didn't even consider 
anything else after that. We had to buy 
Superman's home planet.' 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 33 

Campaign News 

Honor Roll of Donors 

The Changing livei. Building Futures campaign has received gifts and pledges from thousands of alumni, parents, 
friends and organizations. Their investments provide powerful messages of confidence in Susquehanna's priorities, 
which focus on student learning and achievement. We are grateful for all gifts, large and small, that have brought the 
campaign to $60.3 million toward its $70 million target. 

Leadership gift commitments have provided key support, enabling us to move forward on important projects and 
programs. It is a special pleasure to recognize and thank the following donors who have made very generous gifts to the 
campaign through Feb. 28. 


Charles B. Degenstein Foundation 


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 



Douglas E. '49, H'96* and Lucille Groff Arthur 

John Family Foundation 

Terry L. '67, H'08' and Pauline Maurer March H'08 

Richard King Mellon Foundation 

Jeffrey A. '71 and Dabney Roush 

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

James W. '64 and Barbara Evans '65 Summers 


Estate of Dr. Atine M. Ambromovage '58 

Charles Foundation Inc. 

Esiata Qfttfjel S. Sllbert '40 

RobertL jtliJ'tJeome Qronlund 

feats #<%(^eH. Jacobs P'6s, H'oo 

Eslate #lleh?lrd S*and Josephine Ranck 

Idwafd R. 'it?«Wi-6®:n»a Schmidt 

:9iii»n faruian: faSaJpevand juan J. DefCastilb 

jehni;,TS «i»ij> Kajf Stran'gfeld 

C^tl M,'ani ieeffe'&'SWfiffansky 

A-riln M. H'8S and Neysa Adam? 


James G, and Pttrlda Apple P'82, P'85 

John 8. and Hlzabeth Apple 

Alan M, '72 and Roxanne Bennett 

Exxon Education foundation 

Estate of Elteabeth'M. Fisher '28 

Estate of RobertN. Gottshall P'81 

Halliburton Foundation 

Harsco Corporation 

Barry R. '68 and Oenise Horton '68 Jackson 

Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner and David Karchner 

The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation Inc. 

L. Jay and Marsha S. Lemons 

Estate of Andrew C. Long '28 

Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo 

Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott '55 Nunn P'81 

Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05 

Thrivent Financial 

Estate of Gladys Koc Van Horn 

Wright Bentley Foundation 


George I. Alden Trust 

Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 


jawfesE® and Carole App 

&taie of Maile F. Bafrd 

fistaie otpMth G. Botdorf '^ 

Brother's Brother FoundatJon 

Ha&l J. flr&bst 'Si; H'OS-Brdwh and 


\^§Si\\i^-'m-ffM^sndto ... ■ , , 

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations 
Charles L. DeBrunner '74 and Gloria Klugh 
Estate of Belle Duke 


Saisail If ri'62-^nd BfT9thrSii'6?|i 
ff^ffig'fhvsaments Cterttabte (Hs.tttdaaoa 
R«ljertLWandUndaTraub'i51 fi$m 
•Wayne Ms '66 and Natalie Fisher 
Awbr«e wd Ida '21 FrMrtcteroB Feimdafion 
Harold A. Freed '66 
SlgaeS. sates 'Tl 
Francis R.Geloett: '37 
Joseph I. and Ellen Goldstein 
Robert G. '64and Isabelte Gundaker !P'91 
WSsm fendalph Hearst Foimdarlon 
tfarrenC HfetroW '41 P?l 
<arl H. Htehner Foiiftdaflon 
JuliiiE and Katheryn Homffier Fdiindatlon 
l^wfeneeLand Julia Z. Hoverter 
Charitable Foun datlon 

Mary Klingelhoeffer '53 

Estate of Mildred H. Kroeck 

Estate of Marlin P. Krouse '48 

Raymond C. '50 and Kay LaRue'52tauver 

Eleanor E. Croft '39 Learn 

Frank J. '64 and Linda Leber 

George '54 and Lorraine Rarick '52 Liddington 

Lumina Foundation 

William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Inc. 

R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 

Merck Company Foundation 

Estate of Jonathan C.MesserIi H'93 

Rebecca Shade '54 Mignot and Jacques Mignot 

Doria Nary 

Harold C and Nan.QrO'ConaDr 
David R, '79 and Ellen Seftmldt '79 OieflSffl* 
Martin L 'saand Karyn Kern 'Q>t Rintet 
Saul, and Worence Ptrtterrnsn 
estate of Emily R'ahter 
:B9j3ert:l:l'6?and CaiwISaieri) 't©'^ 
^finnteaucfe ^5 Reece mdlimss s.Rfefees P'93 
,.@afe- WandMetoatefehaW , 

Estate of Kathryn A. Jarrett '34 Rhoads 
E. Raymond Shaheen '37 H'99* 
Stephen R. Shilling '80" 

■Me *i^i , - . /, 


Spirit of New England Baseball Club 

Estatfeof lean L Stellfij^ 

Student GovernmentAspciaflon 

ToyofeMetor Sales USA Inc. 

FrankJ.Tren\bulak'69, P'93 


Doris R Updegrove 

Andy Warhol Foundationffor the Visiial Arte 

Estate of Gladys Weft 

Howard and Juditfi W^nfe 

34 ■ Sii.sqiiehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 


PLd 7uiurc.< 


John A. Apple Foundation 

Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Gary E. '69 and Barbara Baylor 

Estate of Algetha E. Sthare '33 Bergstresser 


John A. and Jaae C. Carpenter 

Peter Coleman 

W.Talbot'76 and Sue Daley 

Donald L and UiidaFetterolf Foundation 

Michael L. Fetterolf 95 

Rusty '76 and Kathi Stine '76 Flack P'OS, P'09 

Glcking Family 

Good Samaritan Inc. 

OwightW. Gordon '81 

Estate of Martin L. Grossman '25 

Charles H. '50 and Lois Seybrecht '51 Grund 

Robert L, Hackenberg '56 

John N. and Gail Short Hanson P'97 

Louise F. Hively 

IFSA Foundation Inc. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thonvas Knapp 

Charles H. '68 and Nanci McLeskey 

Dawn Grigg '68 Mueller and Alan G. Fleischer 

Johanna Sheese '68 Murray and 

Anthony T.Murray 

Joseph P. '71 and Carolyn Palchak 
Richard '79 
Pollock Foundation 
Estate of Sachiko K. Preiser 
PriceWaterhouse Cpopers 

Ruth Roush 

Louis F/50 and AshleSantangelo 

Estate ofHowardH Schnure 

Jesse H.Stone '51 


Verizon Foundation 

Janet Wats 

Wood-Mode Inc- 

Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Aetna Foundation Inc. 

Estate of Susan G. Goyne '44 Amedow 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foutidatfon 

Annenberg Foundation 

Baylor Family Limited Partners 

Estate of Betty Becker 

Marfe W. BJough* 

VictorR. Boris '77 

CommunltyjTQundaHon forthe Alleghenies 

Keith J. "73 and Lpgise A. Hower '72 

Joel H'Oaaod TrudyH'OO Cunningham 
Nancy A..Davis'6T 
Sue C, Davis '66 

Kenneth F.'SS and Charlotte J. Sawdt'SS irdti^ 
Ernst and Young Foundation 
Follett Corporation 
John G '71 and GInny Foos 
Sheryl Hardy 71 Fortune and Jeffrey Fortune 
Brant D. Hornberger '94 
IBM Matching Grants Program 
Estate of Alice Ann Patterson '58 Jacobs 
Lori Border '64 Kissinger and Roy Kissinger ' 

Harry M. '56 and Sue Leister P'80 

William A. '68 and Deborah Lewis 

David L. 78 and E. Lynne Campbell 77 Liebrock 

Barry I. '69 and Jean McEvoy '71 Llewellyn 

Jane Isaacs Lowe 

Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA 

Milton H. '65 and Dorothy Maslin 

William '48 and Joyce Jenkins '45 McClure 

Ruth Eleanor McCorkill '43 

estate ■ofE.;0«>is»66jKfe^*Sr 

Mciody^ PouniSBSA 

National Seleance Foundation 

Carl O.Nelson 

Ortenzio Family foundation 

Pepsi-Cola Co. 

Richard G. '68 and Linda A. laeger '69 Poinsett P't)2 

Prudential Foundatton 

Qualoomm Inc 

Research Corporation 

Samuel D. '54 and Dorothy Apgar'S3 Rms 

Robert A. Smith "62 

JlU Fuller 'S8 Snyder 

Merle F, 'SS and Nancy tllsfi P**^ P1S8 

Wachovia Foundation, 

EstatecfHeten Salem 'l9Jfe^gK 



Thank You. 

We appreciate these donors and aB donors, whose gifts have alisady helpedchange llv« and build 
futures for i»ousands of Suaquehanna students. Ata time of increasing osmpetition for charitable contri- 
butions, weare rhihdful feat donors have many choice and so we are grateful for all those who choose 
to help Susquehanna through their philanthropy. If you are Interested in making a gift or would (ike more 
information about giving opportunities, please contact Doug Seaberg, assistant vice president for gift 
planning, at 

We sfrjve fot accuracy in acknowledging donors, but we do make mistakes. If we have incon-ectly 
orlgafianaiSif Jf«ed any donor, please contact VTctorta KIdd, assistant director of advancement 
.comtnunrcations, at 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 35 

Alumni Notes 

Message Board 

A bridge Is a aructure built to span a physical obstacle for the purpose of providing a passagel 

The alumni relations staff (left to right): KrtstlrvVought'07, 
JodI Swartz, Becky Bramer'92 Deitrideand Susan Krelsher 

"A bridge to the alumni network." That's the slogan for Susquehanna's new 
alumni Web site, which launched in January and has drawn many new | 
subscribers. Whether you're looking for a job or a career change, or you 
just want to reconnect with old friends, let your ties to Susquehanna 
University help. We don't plan to compete with the popular social net- 
working sites, but SUBridge does provide a secure, password-protected 
site where you can make Susquehanna-based connections. And you can 
even include content from Facebook and Linkedin on your profile page. 

A number of alumni have observed that SUBridge doesn't ofiier as 
many features as the old site did. In truth, it has more features; we just 
haven't turned them all on yet. But as we do that over the balance of 2009" 
I hope you will find SUBridge to be a robust and helpful site that maxi- 
mizes your connections with Susquehanna friends and the university itself. 

In addition to the alumni Web site, we are building our regional alumni network. Regional alumni chapters in Har- 
risburg, Pa., Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia are the latest to come on line, joining New York City and Pittsburgh. 
All events and activities in the regions are planned by alumni there. Each chapter has elected or is in the process of 
electing officers. Including liaisons in the areas of career services and admissions recruitment. An example is Kevin 
Bordlemay '05 in Washington, D.C. Kevin is a technical recruiter for the national staffing firm Modis. He is work- 
ing to build a network of SU folks who can help other alumni and students who ask for career services support in the 
Washington area. Those interested in participating may contact him at Similar structures an 
being developed by the other regional chapters, providing greater alumni-to-alurani access. , 

Simply put, we want alumni to see Susquehanna as a lifetime investment, a permanent connection and continuing 
relationship that brings greater value to you and your SU degree, Susan, Kristin, Jodi and I are eager to he of service 
and are always happy to receive your comments and suggestions. 

Finally, we're very excited about Spring Fling on June 5 and 6 (see back cover) and Homecoming Reunion Weekend] 
Nov. 6 through 8. In particular, I've received many comments about the new Spring Fling and the opportunity it offers 
for reunion experiences that connect alumni around common interests or activities instead of five-year classes. And 
others have said, "It's just nice to be able to visit campus at a beautiftd time of year^ I hope you'll find your Way back. 
You're always welcome home. 



Becky Braincr '92 Diclrick 
Director of Alumni l^ekitions 


Homtcomiiig Rcunioii Wffkffnd 2009 

36 • Susquehanna Currents • Si'uiNt; 2009 

Homecoming in October was a 
memorable event in the lives of 
four 1943 classmates, Jessie Wal- 
ton Sdunittheaner, Em«gean 
Pensyl Whltmoyer* Ferne Lau- 
ver zieigler and Biith Eleanor 
McCorkill. The alumni celebrat- 
ed their 65th reunion with lunch 
in a private dining room, where 
they chatted for two hours with 
their guest Nathan Carter. The 
alumni were glad to see attorney 
Fred Brubaker and family while 
on campus. Brubaker's grandson 
is a freshman at SU and plays 
on the football team. PoUowing 
Homecoming, filcCorkiU suf- 
fered a hairline crack in her left 
knee and is still in a wheelchair. 
Despite this, she plans to attend 
Six's Spring Fhng on June 6. 

Harry Bobonich '50 of 
Shippensburg, Pa., retired from 
Shippensburg University as 
dean of the School of Graduate 
Studies and Research. He 
published his fourth book in 
2009, Pathfinders and Pioneers: 
Women in Science, Math and 
Medicine. All four of his books 
are available at 

Richard PameE '58 wa5 induct- 
ed into the Penj?is)4»ania Sports 
Hall of Fame. He is a member 
of the Northern Anthracite Hall 
of Fame in Shenandoah, the 
Susquehanna University Hall of 
Fame and the Pennsylvania High 
School Coaches Association 
Hall of Fame. 


Jim Campbell '63 had a fourth 
book in a series of Snyder Coun- 

ty pictorial histories pnbli^ed. 
His latest is Around StUnsgrove 
and like the first three — 'bnaga 
of America: Snyder County, 
Postcard History Series: Sttyder 
County and Snyder County's Sports 
Heritage— kaiures 230 vintage 
photographs vrtth annotated 
captions. The longest chapter in 
Around SeUnsgrwe is a trftiute 
to Susqaehanaa XJnivefsity's 150 
years of excellence in education. 
In all. the book has 100 SU-relat^ 
ed images. The first three books 
in the series also have many 
ims^es of campus life. The Ijook, 
which can be ordered through 
the Office of Alumni Relations, 
retails at J19.99. The ui^versity 
receives half of the proceeds. 


Marian Shatto '67 recently 
retired after 38 years of working 
for Susquehanna Bank in Lan- 
caster, Pa. She is looking forward 
to a lot of volunteer work. 


David Boncher '71 was decfed 
president of Aronimink Golf 
Club in Newtown Square, Pa., in 
November 2008. Arojiiimihk was 
recently named to host die Tiger 
Woods AT&T National Golf 
Tournament in 2010 and 2011. 
David is the owner of Easton 
Coach Company, a passenger 
transportation company in Eas- 
ton, Pa. He lives in Malvern, Pa., 
with his wife, Sandy. 

Our d&ss and tbe teegfirSoscpt- 
hanna University commu- 
nity lost a good man on Nov. 30, 

away after a s*wstt-Jn<soife S^ 
with melanoma. Mismfi^mi 
by his wife. Pain BdUit >3 ]Ro£a. 
and his chi«e sons, Eitc, Jef aad 
Eddie. D^pJteastipke Ihititeft 
him permanact^ dialed, m 
earlier bo^ Mth ffi<te(3ei«,.&«t 
we thoaght had him qpi^%4 
sai U$ woisenLQg.^i{^QJ ism' 
dition siace li^insi^ iis|;|pcffi 
that the caencer hisd: i5eteB& 
Ed tetsmmi the most i^m 
Mid l^irl^s pscs&R M etter 
Imown, Tmigf^t^ to beat tte!* 
he dedarei imii for a rfsfe* it 
seemed he wotilA 

I metl4as mosCof os in the 
Class of 197a did, in the feu of 
1968. He was a garrulo«s» haS- 
fellow-well-met kind of gay, who 
reminded me of a big, friendly 
yeDow Lab puppy as he loped 
across campus, headed to dass or 
the campus center or a date with 
Pam. He invited me to his hona 
on holidays, and his parents all 
but adopted me. He always chal 
lenged my decision to "go" Theta 
Chi when he joined "the best fra- 
temityT Phi Mu Ddta, v^ich he 
led as president his junior year. 
He was a history major; I was in 
political science. We ofiEen found 
oursdves on the third floor of 
Stede Hall talking about what- 
ever came to mijwj, Inchidtog 
why it was so important never 
to sit in the first row of seats 
m any of Dr. "Jitniptng Gerry" 
Gordon's dassej. Ed wrestled 
for Coach Charlie Kunes all four 
years he attended SU. He then 
took his man-handling sidlls to 
the second row of the SU Rugby 
Football Club, hdping us to a 
winning season in 1972. 1 was 
with Ed a couple of weeks before 
he died. When I loaned him an 
SURFC jacket, he teased. "The 
older we get, Scotty, the better 
we were!" Too true. 

We stayed in touch after gradu- 
ating. I was in his and Vmis 
■wedding. He served as the bmt 
man (an a-ppropriate title!) la my 
first wedding— iSt which his dad, 
a Lutheran pastor, copresidetL 
Ed often i»rnarked "I told you 
so!" after that first union didn't 
last When children came^threa 
Horn sons and three Thivar 
daughters, roughly the same 

agcs—we shared io\-, pride and 
occasionally utier liatlleineiil. Id 
had a |ias.sion tor ihc oiildoois, 
and mir laniilics learned how 
hard it was to keep up with him 
as we hiked through a e(iii|ile of 
stale parks, "Stop whining, Scoti!" 
he chicled. Kd was immensely 
proud of his kids, and he loved 
them and Pam with a quiet but 
boLiiidless intensity that contin- 
ues to infuse their lives. 

F.d was a good guy— indeed, the 
best, lie is missed terribly. It's a we all share. 

Scott Truvcr '72 

1 974 


Ricbaid Dotni^air ^f & tie 
new prcsideat of Wtetmteter 
College. Heand hjis wife, B«aat% 
Asmos >6 DomHia,fiv« in i>few 
WilmingtOB, Pa,, with iidr son^ 
Daniel, aod dg^^^xt, KeQy 


Q«rldJ!;«uain«it«]: '7$ eemect 
hfePh-D; in eifeaeiauslojlogy in 
Qecember feom the Untveisi^ 
of Hawai'i &iliMms^ His 
^isisertsiiiwt 'iile|>'*ll*Bis? a; 
Joyfiil NoSs5 Um the LoM'; 
Brass Bands and Coltuissl 
Identjt/ inTcsngal ChMstian 
Kingdom." Me has been en tEe 
music feeul% of Irlgham Yovmg 
Univereity-Havi^i stoee 1993. 
He was ajipeinted chftir of the 
Department of fSne Arts at 
BYUH, effisGtrve December 1, 
2008. His wife, Elimbeth Dauro 
'Tyl^jDOoneEer, has taught at 
Kahuku High School since 1993 
and was named Hawai'i State 
Teacher of the Year in 1997 

WODtiam Swanger '76 received 
a master's degree in strategic 
conimunications from the 
University of Missouri's School 
of Joxirnallsm; he also was 
named to Kappa Tau Alpha, 

Spring 2009 • Su.sqiieiuinna (kirrcnts ■ 37 

Alumni Notes 

the naflonal feonor soGiety 
in jouiaalism aii4 mass 
conununiGatioa. He Is iie 
vice ■piesi^e&t of corporate 
conumijilcatioiis for Dialcon 
Lutkeiuci Sociad Mtniistries. He 
livis joeaf Mechanlcsbutg, Pa., 
tvtthte wife aad two children, 
teeluding Rebecca 'lo. 


Mlchae LeFever '78 Quinn, 
chief devdopment officer of 
YWCA Ddmrare, has won the 
Brandywtae Chapter of the 
Association of Fundraising 
Professionals' 2008 Philanthropy 
Day Fundraising Executive 
of the Year award. She began 
her fundrajsin^ career in 1990 
as the Arden site coordinator 
at Wilmington Montessori 
School and previously worked 
as director of development 
at the Delaware Center for 
the Contemporary Arts. The 
Association of Fundraising 
Professionals represents nearly 
30,000 members in more than 30 
chapters fliroughout the world. 


Joan Robinson '80 McMillen 
was elected chair of the Clearfield 
County, Pa., conuni^ioners at 
their meeting in January. She was 
also elected to chair the ssdary 
board as per the county code. 

Taylor Gamerer '81 accepted the 
position of pastor of Greencasde 
Presbyterian Chardi. He and his 
wife, Suzanne Heath '81, live in 

C'lfiTncasllc. Pa., with their 

Zadi Sinltfa 'Si was named 
a new memiber of the Feny 
Beach Ecology School board 
of directors. He is program 
coordinator for ttie Wright 
jjCenter for Science Mucation 
at "Rifts Unlveisity and Is 
jworkiog toward a Ph.D. in 
' ;cience edacatioH. r,,.._. . 


Amta MUheim '84 Jordan 
is in her diird year with the 
technology depaitroent of the 
Dovmit^owj Area School 
District She and heif husband, 
Charlie Jordan '83, afe thrilled 
tihat their oldest daughter, 
Charlotte, 3s now a siember of 
SU's class of 2012, 

Melissa Jackson '84 Robatto 

recently' passed the New Jersey 
state exam and is certified by 
the N.J. Department of Health 
and Senior Services as an S.H.I.P. 
Medicare beneficiary advocate 
and counselor. 

AiSSf Murphy '85 Nolen was one 

©f three fellows appointed to the 
jKatharine Houghton Hepburn 
"Center at Bryn Mawr College, 
She is the managing director of 
Philadelphia's Arden Theatre. 

Gaury Daniels *88 is working 
for Medical Express Ambulance 
Service, based in Halifax, Pa. 
He provides medical transport 
services to residents of northern 
Dauphin County He is also 
involved in an effort to provide a 

nu'clical latilily in tlu- norlheni 
Djuiiliin (!()iinty region. 


N.l i., with his wife, Kathy, and 
sons, .Malthevviind l-'atriek. 

f>ic Mueller 'yo was recently 
named the counselor and 
coordinator for disability 
services at Lakeland Community 
College in Mattooa, 111. He 
continues to serve as the choir 
director for Inmaanucl Lutheran 
Ciiurcih in Charleston, DL His 
wife, Melinda Cttddy '90 
MiieJleiv continues to teach 
polilicaj sdettce at Bastern 
fittftois IMvefSity. She was 
named pirdfessor laureate for 
the ioo8>-09 academic year, 
recognizing her outstanding 
dedication to liberal arts 
education. They have two 
children, Katie, lo, and 
Matthew, 7. 

Annmatie Iniiamorati '92 
Poslock was named director ^ 
marketing for Nicos Polymery 
Group. She received her M.B,A. *■■ 
from Wilkes University i n May 
2008. She Uves in Shavertown, 
Pa., with her husband, Doug, 
and two chOdren, Drew, 10, and 
Sophia, 6. 

Renata Sirota '92 was selected as 
CFO of IBSG International Inc., 
in Celebration, Fla., a holding 
company for four technology 
and software subsidiaries. 

Ken SI over '92 was promoted to 
director of sales at TradeWinds 
Mechanical Services in Exeter, 
N.H. He lives in Portsmouth, 

ICathleen Albert '93 Vespignani 

has been nominated and 
inchided in the 2008 edition 
of Wlio's Who Amoii)^ 
American Women. Kathleen 
is a music teacher and choral 
director at Black River Middle 
School in Chester, N.J. She 
obtained a master's degree in 
education from Grate College, 
Melrose Park, Pa., and holds 
a supervisory certificate. She 
is currendy completing a 
master's degree in educational 
administration from Centenary 
College in Hackettstown, RJ. 
She Uves in Blairstown, M.J., with 
her husband and their two sons. 


Born to Nancy and Scott 
Stimson '94, a son, Scott Parker 
Jr, Jan. j6, 2008. He joins Sarah, 
Elise and Shannon. Scott is a 
business development officer for 
VIST Financial in Blue Bell, Pa. 


Born to Michael '96 and 
Jennifer Lukach '96 Bradley, a 
daughter, Sophia Rose, Dec. 19. 
She joins big brother Michael Jn, 
3. Mike is the assistant director 
of the residence program at 
St. Joseph Medical Center 
in Reading, Pa. Jennifer is a 
special education attorney with 
ivic Andrews Law Offices in 
Wyomissing, Pa. They live in 
Bernville, Pa. 

38 • Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 

Bom to Jason and Sherry RjfttfT* 
'96 Bogle, a ilaiiglUcr, Lauren 
Cjracc, Scpl. 5. SIk' join^ big ^i.slL•r 
Emily, .Sherry i,s an iiciDplii)n 
program manager for KidsPcacc 
National Clcntcrs in W'illianisporl 
and Danville, Pa. Ihey live in 
Cogan Slalion. Pa. 

Bom to Jim '97 and Andrea 
Weaver '96 Merante, a daughter, 
Ava, Sept. 28. Iheyllw In 
Harrisburg, Pa, 

Born to Kevin and Amy 
Grenoble '96 Zook, a son, 
Kaeden Alexandars Jme i6. 
They live in Shippensbcttg, Pa. 

Born to Lee and Caroline 
Bradley '97 Barry, a daughter, 
Avery Elizabeth, Oct, 4. They live 
in West Chester, Pa. 

Born to Thomas and Melissa 
Zelensky '97 Bellino, a son, 
Rocco Thomas, on Oct. 28, 
the couple's eighth wedding 
anniversary He joins big brother 
Anthony and sister Annabella. 
They live in McDonald, Pa. 

Born to Andy and Allison 
Record '97 Hayes, a son, Justin 
Andrew, Aug. 30, They live iB^ • ' 

Born toMIcnael and" lECrTst'eS^''-r ": 
Anderson '97 Mattera, a ian-inl 
daughter, Margaret Bli^abet^fJ «£t 
Oct. 17. Maggie is the little sisfer 
of Matthew and Christopher, an| 
the niece of Gretchen Andersor 
'03. They live in Newtown* Conn,' 

Jim Merante '97 — see 1996, 

a daughter. 

Born to Natalie and Todd 
Pavlovich *97, a daughter. 
Bridle Bizabeth, June 23, Todd 
is a senior biopharmaeeutical 
representative with Aingen, 
specializing inoncology. They 
J|ve in Mechanicsbufg, Pa. 

Spotlight: Tom Huffine '92 

Inside the Ring with HBO 

By Larry Gaff ney 

One can hardly imagine two more dissimilar 
sports than men's golf and boxing — the first, a 
gentleman's idyll in the sun on manicured greens 
and fairways; the second, a wanrtor's battle under 
klieg lights amid howling spectators. And yet it 
was a serendipitous meeting on a golf course that 
led Tom Huffine '92 to become immersed in the 
world of boxing as presented by HBO, and later 
to receive Emmy Awards for his production work 
on documentaries such as Legendary Nights 
and Ring Life. 

After graduating from SU with a degree 
in communications, Huffine returned to his 
hometown of Stamford, Conn., setting his sights 
on nearby New York City and the highly competi- 
tive broadcasting field. One day he decided to 
relax with a game of golf A single was allowed 
to join a threesome of strangers, one of whom 
was the producer/director of the local high school 
football game of the week. Seeing an opportunity, 
Huffine mentioned that he was looking for a job 
in television and, between forays into the rough 
and extrications fi-om sand traps, asked a few well- 
placed questions about the man's work. 
On the 10th hole, he was offered a job. 

It wasn't glamorous at first. He started by 
pulling cable for end-zone cameras. But in time he 
was doing entry-level, fi-eelance production work 
(setting up computers, logging footage in tape 
trucks) for television stations in the greater New 
York City area. For a year he worked at ESPN, and 
while helping with the produrtion of the first /V 
Cames, he met a contact who would give him his 
next big break — a position on the production staff 
of HBO's documentary team. 

Huffine fondly remembers his days at SU — 
the small-town life, working as a disc jockey for 
WQSU, and, in particular, a communications class 
by professor Bob Gross, whose experience with the 
glitzy world of professional wrestling inspired him 
to teach a hands-on, practical approach toward 
the entertainment business. "I learned that you 
have to be aggressive in finding your niche," says 

Huffine. "You can't win an Emmy by getting coffee 
for people." 

Huffine, 38, lives on Long Island with his wife, 
Joanne Ward '91, and their 6-year-old son, Jason. 
He commutes to the HBO offices in the city, where 
his primary focus is producing the award-winning 
Ring Life, a serial documentary that tells a boxer's 
story in three segments: preparation, the fight 
itself and the aftermath, "Boxing is in our blood at 
HBO," says Huffine, "and nobody does it better," 

He sees a certain poetry in the sport — the 
kind of poetry captured by a director like Martin 
Scorsese in Raging Bull — and strives to be creative 
as he oversees all aspects of production, from the 
writing to the selection of music. Huffine says 
there are fi'inge benefits as well, such as hanging 
out with the likes of George Foreman and Lennox 
Lewis, And it's always fiin when the cast of popular 
HBO shows poke their heads in his office to say hi. 
"Most of them are very friendly," he says. "But let's 
face it. They like their free boxing tickets." 


Larry Gaffney is a contributing writer from 
Williamsport, Pa. 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 39 

Alumni Notes 

Spotlight: iohn fQemeyer 70 

Playwright at Heart 

By Larry Qaffney 

When Jofm Klem^Q's 16-ye3r-old daughter 
votanteered him ibt a stnsii part as a middle-apd 
gentleman in her High school play, he timrght, 
why not? Eirttendted as an attsm^for theMlffbfd, 
1^., hrm of Beedier, Rtse & Klerm^er, he was used 
to a dally grtnd of adversarfeil situations. The Idea 
of a collaiMrattve endeavor appealed to him. The 
©(peftence proved satisfying and led to a series of 
performances in amateur theatrical productions. 
Kleme^rTG dKided he had founda suitable 
avocation to sounterbalance the rigors of law, 8ut 
in 1998 the avocatfon grew into something larger 
when he atffered art at^ck of appendldtis. 

He shared a hospital room with a young man 
wfto had tvmglrlMervds — ^each clueless as to 
iiesftif's jaitehcilfie Bompllcatipns were, as 
told the tale to friends they would remark that 
he should fashion It into a play. He did, and Twice 
fkmored, a farce, received sufficient critical and 
audienre appreciation to spur him to a part-time 
career as a playwright. His most recent play. 
Negatives, about three adult siblings wtiomake an 
alarming find while going through their father's 
personal effects, was invited in 2007 to the New 
York State Theater Festival at Glens Falls, where it 
received seven awards. Klenieyer will present the 
play during Susquehanna's Spring Fling weekend 
Junes through 7. 

Klem^er is adept at drawing both from his 
own life and from the news for inspiration, The 
discovery of a car that had been lost at the bottom 
ofa lake for 30 years — and of the two skeletons 
within — inspired him to begin a play with the 
working title The Deep End. And his experiences as 
a tenor (he sang with the University Choir during 
Ms days at SU) yielded another cunent project, as 
yet untitled, about understudies at an opera house 
who sit around backstage in fiill dress, gossiping 
and playing cards. 

Klemeyer finds his day job more than satisfy- 
ing. Asenior partner in a small-town firm for 35 
years, his work Is a mix of municipal, matrimonial 
and dvil litigation. He deals with individual clients, 
not corporations, and Is challenged to help them 
to meet their fflcpectatlons — and to recognize 
the limits of those expectati«ns — in the quest 

for a common goal. Despite the demands of law, 
he considers playwriting the most difficult thing, 
by far, that he has ever done, "If s much harder 
than acting,''he says, with some authority, having 
recently played Claudius in a pro<taction oiHamkt. 
Accompanied whenever possible by his daugh- 
ters — Lana, a graduate of the Fashion Institute 
of Techrrology who designs shoes for a living, and 
Carisa, a Boston attorney — Klemeyer attends as 
many plays as he can. "The acting, the directing, 
the lighting, the production — they're always 
uniformly excellent But If the play Is badlywritten, 
none of that mattere." 

Klemeyer, fonnerly a guard for SU's basketball 
team and these days a competlthre tennis player, 
has no mtentton of slowing down. He is an avid 
reader of politics, history and, of couree, drama. He 
has formulated an aesthetic "I have no interest in 
the avant garde," he says. "I want to write things 
that people will relate to In real life. I want to write 
something that will shine." 

Larry Gaffney is s contributirtg writer from 
Williatnsport, Pa. 

Hrad Swinsburg '97 joined 
|.l'. .Morgan in Alianla and is 
a vice presidcnl in llie lirni's 
private bank, Hrad is a global 
investor speeialisl and atlvises 
ultrahigh net worth individuals 
and I'amllies on their inve.stment 
portfolios aod M«IU]|^ 

4 ,-^ 'f 

Scott A. Johnsoa '98 mm 

promoted to vice pEesident 
business services and tecbnalogy 
for the Society of HosfM 
Medicine (SHM) in PhJkdelphia, 
Pa. la his new role Scott leads 
business opejratiofls fbr SHM, 
which supports hospitalism and 
hospital medicine, the fas^t 
growing medical specialty in 
bjstoryL Sscsifees in North 
Walesi Psu *fith hia wafe, Cucey 
Hamef-^wan '61 Johnson. 
and daughter^ Calei^ 

Born to Andrew ami KSm S^ 
'98 Hutnilc a daughter, Mazel 
Anne, Dec. u, 2008. They live in 
Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Born to John '00 and Michelle 
Hoffman '98 Steigerwald, a 

daughter, Claire Madeline, June 
1^. They Uve in West Chester, Pa. 

Jennifer Voigt '98 married 
Eamonn Dunne, June 4, at St, 
Mary's and St. Patrick's Church 
in Avoca, County Wlcklow, 
Ireland. They live ui ArkJow 
County Wicidow, Ireland. 


Charles Bull '99 performed a 
piano and organ recital at Mt. 
Calvary Lutheran Church in 
Acton, Mass., on Feb, 26. The 
recital focused on the work 
of French composer Claude 
Debussy, including the famous 
prelude Clair de Lune, as well as 
works by Bach and Liszt. 

40 • Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 

Denya Decker '99 married I 
Michael Miller Jr., June 7 at I 
the Atlantis Resort, Paradise 
Island in the Bahamas. Denya 
is working at KPMG LLP In 
Philadelphia. 'Ihcy live in 
VVestliamptoii, N.j. 

Born to Michael and Michele 
Cardieilo '99 DelCorsano, a 

daughter. Sienna Paige, Aug. 7. 
They live in Fanwood, N.J. 

Deborah Kline '99 earned a 
master's degree in health senaces 
administration from the George 
Washington University in May 
2008. She was licensed as a 
nursing home administrator in 
the Commonwealth of Virginia 
in August and currendy works 
for Sunrise Senior Living in 
Arlington, Va. 

Born to Oliver and Barbara 
Jones '99 Leek, a son, Henry 
Richard, Sept. 2. Barbara Is a 
senior quality assurance engineer 
at Fidelity Investments. They live 
in HoUiston, Mass. 

Michael Schaefer '99 married 
Dana Sears, Sept. 20 in Bethany 
Bench, Del. 'Ihcv live In (Icoan 
View. Del. 

Kevin Updegrove '99 was 

promoted to brand manager/ 
men's apparel for JCPenney Inc. 
in Piano, Texas. He lives in Dallas. 

Born to Karen and Brian 
Williams '99, a daughter, Ella 
Oianne, Jul)' 3. Ihey live in 
Denver, (!i)l(i. 

Kimberly Wilson '99 married 
Matthew Connor, July 19 at 
Endwell, N.Y., Greens Golf 
Club. Emily Perretti '99 Hewitt 
and Dana Capobianco '99 
Slackhouse were in the wedding. 
Kinibeiiy i.s a buyer for the N'l-'I. 
al (jSI (Commerce in King of 
Prussia, l\i. '1 hey live in 
Slrallord, Pa. 

at Sacred Heart Church, 
Weymouth, Mass. The reception 
was held at ihe l-.aslon Counlry 
(.'luh. Bethany Kalz '00 altendetl 
ihc wedding. 

B<irn lo Ke\ in and Amanda 
Thistle '00 Natalie, a daughter, 
Emma Riley. She joins big 
brother TJ. They live in 
Franklinville, N.J. 

Courtney Sokol '04 married 
Jay Oliveira, Sept. 14 at the 
Brookside Club in Bourne, Mass. 
Courtney is an auditor at the 
Steamship Authority. They Uve in 
East Falmouth, Mass. 

John Steigerwald '00 — see 1998, 
a daughter. 

Talmust Williams '00 received 
a promotion at CNA Insurance 
He will be handling chent 
accounts related to specialty 
Unes. He lives in Maitland, Fla. 

liorn to Ihonias ,ind Karcu 
Sumnierhill '01 O'Donnell, a 

daughter, .Anna Kalhr\ii, July 29. 
She joins big brother William. 
Ihey live in .Mystic, ("onn. 

Horn 10 Christopher '01 and 
Amanda Mitchell '02 Renz, a 
daiighler, Kennedy Ann, Dec. S. 
Kennedy joins big sister .Molly. 
Amanda has left teaching to 
become a stay-at-home mom, 
while Christopher continues to 
pursue his advertising career in 
New York City. They live in West 
Haven, Conn. 

Bom to Ryan 'oi and Tara 
Buhay '01 White, a son, Tyler 
Ryan, April 23, 2008. They live 
in Mechanicsbvirg, Pa. 


Melissa Ruozzi '00 married 
Darren Scartissi, Sept. 19 

William Cleary '01 is a 
consultant with Deloitle 
Consulting in Philadelphia and 
is enrolled in the executive MBA 
program at Villanova University, 

Roxanne Halpine '01 had a 
poem, "Bored Genie," selected 
for the third volume of the 
Zolciiid Poetry Aiitliology, an 
international collection that 
features poetry in translation as 
well as works in English. Two 
poems by Gary Fincke, professor 
of English and creative writing 
and director of the Writers 
Institute, are in the volume. 

Born lo Myriani and Andrew 
Hcrtzog '01, a son, Lewis IVtor, 
Nov. 30. He joins big brother 
Aidan. 'Ihey live in Clenside, Pa. 

Sue Janas '01 married Jason ,' ' .. 
Doersam, June 21 at the United 
Methodist Church in Paxtonville, 
Pa. The couple spent theh- 
honeymoon in the Poconos. 
They live in Northumberland, Pa. 

Andrew Florio '02 niarrieil 
Sarah Lovinger, Sept. 13 at 
Selauket Presbyterian Church. 
.•\ndrew is the paslor of 
Providence Presbyterian Church 
in Greemille, S.C., where they live. 

Christina Reedy '02 Guadalupe 
was awarded a scholarship 
from the San Antonio Library 
Foundation called the Mejor 
Futuro Sdiolarship. She expects 
to graduate in December firom 
the University of North Texas 
vrith her master's degree in 
library science. 

Born to Janna arid Brad 
Whitenight '02, a son, Brayden 
Jesse, Jan. 16, 2008. They live in 
Dover, Del., where Brad is the 
director of choral activities at 
Dover High School. 


Brian Ardire '03 received his 
law degree on May 17, 2008, 
from Temple University Beasley 
School of Law. 

Born to Andrew and Becki Bert 
03 Campanaro, a son, Caleb 

Marley, Sept. 17. lhe\ live in 
lenipe, Ariz. 

Born to Brian and Angela 
Fegely '03 Johnson, a tlaiighler. 
Adelaide Ciaire, .Sept. 26. .Vngeia 
i.s a financial anahsl in the 
controllers department of 
.Morgan Stanley Investment 
Management in (!onsliohocken, 
Pa. Ihev live in Birdshoro, Pa. 

Patrick Johnson '03 married 
Laura Lindberg on Sept 20. They 
live in Conshohocken. Pa. 

Jennl Rowles '03 Rach is the 
new assistant director of student 
union and involvement services 
for Greek life at Kutztown 
University. She advises all 18 
Greek-letter organizations and 
programs lor Greek students, 
lenni and her husband live near 
.Maciingie. I'a, 

Nick Ripatiazone '03 won third 
place in the Kenyon Review 
short fiction competition, and 
his slory ■"ihe Bearberry Klegie.s" 
appears in the current issue of 
the niaga/ine. I le has published a 
number of stories and is editing 
an online literary magazine 
called Quicksilver, A story 
by Gary Fincke, professor of 
English and creative writing and 
director of the Writers Institute, 
and an essay by Jay Vamer '03 
appear in the first issue. 



Elizabeth Emig '04 married 

Brian Albert, May 17, 2008, at 
Ski Roundtop in Lewisberry, Pa. 
Amanda Meabon '04 and Brad 
Perva '03 were in the wedding 
party. Other alumni attending 
were Christina Illig '04, Kara 
Schomber '04, Kara Carhart 
'04, Regan Kamer '04 and 
Melissa Steinmetz '04. Elizabeth 
is a marketing coordinator at 
SuperValu Inc. They live in 
Camp Hill, Pa. 

Spring 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 41 

Alumni Notes 

Raina McClonncll '04 works 
ill till- suiliiiig and i.,iii-cr 
di'vclopincnt ilciiarlmi-nl ol Valf 
Ijiivcrsilv as a a'cruikT. 

l-.lizabclh "Liz" I'almcr '04 
received a master of science 
degree in music education 
in May 2008 Ironi Towson 
University. lix i^ currently 
leaching elementary school band 
in I'rincc (ieorjje's County, \Ui. 
'Ihis suninier she was on tour in 
C^hina lor ihe band salute to the 
2(io« Olympic (iames, 

Jessica Rhoun '04 married 
timothy Schnurr, fane a8 at _ 
Oheka Castle in Hunlinglon, N.V. 
Margo Sirncox '04, Sara l.auver 
'04 and Christina Myers '04 
were in llie wedding parly 

Ashley Staples '04 married |(isc[)li 
Mannisto, June 21 at the Hilton 
^ja/den Inn in Preeport, Maine. 
They liyc^to^^flj^op, Maine. 

tabitha Adams '05 married 
Brandon Studer, Oct. i8. Katie 
Magee '05 Fiore and Allison 
Karpy '05 were bridesmaids. 

Also 111 .illendance were Kerri 
Eshleman '05, .Vlalt Hubbard 
'05, /ina Rose 05, Cheryl Smith 
'06, Sara Weaver '05 and l-riii 

Abagail tioss '05 married Craig 
I'erdew, Sept. 20 al Messiah 
Lutheran (Church in Milllinlown, 
Pa. I he receplion was held al tlie 
Susquehanna Valley Country 
(;iub in Sehnsgrove, Pa. Jeanne 
Mieike '03 (Joss and Malt Cioss 
'02 were in the bridal pari)-. 
( )lher SU alums in allendance 
were Mary l.lisabeth Kelley '05, 
CJwynelh HechI '0$, Christine 
Li/.zi '05, Kristeii keincke 
'os, Siobhan McC:orniick '05, 
Heather l.inlon 'o«, Rachel 
Devilbiss '08, Brett Schradcr 
'03, Hill Thomas '02, Stefan ie 
Cole '03 lliomas, I-ric Brown 
'02, and Nathan .Vlet/ger '04. 
The couple lives in Abingdon, 
Md. They are employed by the 
US, Army atAbCTdeen Proving 
Grounds, mSS*^^^ 

Christina Wendel .. , . . .. . 

master's degree in biology from 
Texas A & M University-Corpus 
Christl on Dec. 20. Her thesis 
examined the effects of a 
pesticide on blue crab mortality 
and behavior. She has accepted 
a position at the Environmental 

Protect ion Agency 
Washingloii, D.C. 

fourth Ihrough eighth grades in 
bilingual classrooms. She will 

and begin teaching in the fall. 

Kera Laicha '07 married 
RJ Martucci '06, Aug. 30 in 
L^iBOn, pa. Tracey Markow 
'07 and Andy Gilbert '06 were 
in IJie wedding party. Jennifer 
Bvans '07, Meghan Loughran 
*07, Kathryn Clark '07, Kendra 
Boyer '07, Justin Cashing 
'g6, Matt Bowker '06, Brian 
Kajdor '05 and Dave Blouch 
'05 attended the wedding. 
Accounting professors RichaM'' 
Davis and Barbara McEIro)^ 
also were in attendajnce. 

'Wea<tyMcGaj:4le *q6 has been a 

bureau reporter for the Altoona ■ ' - 
Mtaor nevsrapaper to Altoona, Pat* • 
She lives in New Enterprise, Pa. ' ■ ' 

Kimberly Ross 'oS is the 

communications assistant 
for Al-Anon Family Groups, 
editing monthly, quarterly and 
annual publications. She has 
been accepted as a 2009 corps 
member by Teach for America 
.. to teach 

Diane Lagowski '08 married ■ ; 
Daniel Roberts, Aug. 17 at Our - 
Lady of Peace Roman Catholic 
Church in North Brunswick, N.J. 
Diane is an audit associate with 
KPMG In Prmceton. They live in 
North Brunswick.?^'* yv-'K^r 

Office of Alumni Relations 

Susquehanna University 
514 University Avenue 
Selinsgrove. PA 17870-1164 
fax; 570 372 2777 

r i '.c4rf*<- 

Sesquicentennial Commemorative Crock 

To mark Susquehanna University's sesquicenteiuiial in 2008; a limited-edition 
quart belly crock featuring an image of Seibert Hall has been commissioned 
by the Friends of the Selinsgrove Library, Each crock is accompanied by a 
pamphlet with a brief history of the building written by Don Housley, 
professor emeritus of history. Crocks are available directly from the potter for 
$46 (shipping included): Bujno Pottery, 257 West Main St,, Adamstown, PA 
19501, jjottery^ 

42 . Susquehanna Currents • Spring 2009 

I feel that there 
is a great future 
in this university, 
and I wantto be 
a part of it. 

— VicU'i inu 1^ '77 

Vic Boris has a profound connection to Susquehanna and wanted to give back while leaving a legacy at the 
university. He established The Victor Boris '77 Music Scholarship Endowment, which supports the education 
of a music student who has financial need. To fund the endowment now, Vic transferred assets with appreci- 
ated value, which gave him the double tax benefit of avoiding capital gains while earning a current-year tax 
deduction for the full amount of the gift. To ensure that the endowment will grow well into the future, he 
made Susquehanna the beneficiary of his retirement plans, which costs him nothing during his lifetime. 

In these challenging finan|^ times it's important to make well-inibrmed dedsionts. t>id you kno«r that 

making a meaningful gift to Susquehanna can heljp you meet a vari|5ty of your financial goals? 

• Lifetime income for retit'eme9t,«dacatian;()feJb(i^ 


• Savings on income taxes, capital gains taxes anidestaie fioea : 

• Transferring ownership of a business or other aHetstbl^l^nlt MJttCi^ 

To inquire about fulfilling your legacy at Susquehanna Uniyertity, |»lei)*? cOfflftict |Q&|P Andretta 

at 9dretU#ras4|«L«dtt c^ IKWf^iSlh-2970. Oiir goalj^ to hi^ y&n m9m:^*'4iSi!;Tf^<^ m t|^ livt^ of 

Susquehanna students in a way that has the greatest benefit for you and your financial situation. 

Alumni Notes 

1 . Heather B. Hency '97 matried Dayman B. McMasters on June 2, 2007, at Saint 
Thomas Episcopal Church. Newark. Del A reception followed at the Hotel du Pont, 
Wilmington. Del. Janet Gauger '99 Kennedy (top left) was in the wedding party. 
Heather and Dayman honeymooned in Bermuda after their weekend celebraiion. 

, Heather is a teacher with Bright Horizons at (MUkasC^HeM^fmnsMe 
pursuing her master's degree at Wilmington UuKlW*y,Cayinai» inm^&aSeiiii^ 
specialist at Bank of America. 

2. Janine Leah Capsouias '97 married Suzanne fJicole Brunin in a civil ceremony em 
June 22 in Point Pleasant, N.J, Janine's uncle, the Hon. Robert A. Fall, presided over 
the ceremony. Janine is a project coordinator for the clinical team at the Huron Valley - 


3. Dorothy "Dee" C. Rauch '99 married Frank C Sokol on April 28, 2007, at the Iris 
Club. Lancaster, Pa. The matron of honor was Keri> Weeks '96 Rohr. Dee is the Import 
broker manager for Caterpillar Inc., Caterpillar Logistics Services, Peoria, III. Frank is a 
1995 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Md., and a 6-Sigma Black 
Belt II for Caterpillar Logistics Services, Morton, III. After a two-week honeymoon at 
Los Suenos resort and rainforest reserve in Costa Rica, the couple is living in German- 
town Hills, III. Pictured are, left to right, back row: Christine Bassett '00, Ben Eiben '01, 
Jason Dickson "99, father of the bride, fstichael P Rauch '66, Dee and Frank, Marissa 
Jadcosich '99 Forget; front row: Kerry and mother of the bride, Dorothy L. Wiesman 
'66 Rauch. 

4. Sarah Gregonis '00 married Ryan Wall on Aug. 16. Pictured are, left to right: 
Giuseppe DeBartolo '99, Emily Czamecki '00 Gauthier, Sarah and Ryan and 

5. Erin Callahan '00 married Michael Wheeler on Sept. 7 at the Stockade Inn in 
Schenectady, N.Y. Courtney Hoover '00 Kelly and Susana Silva '00 Wern participated 
In the ceremony, Erin is the director of student recmitment at Union Graduate College 
In Schenectady. N.Y.. and Michael Is a commercial pilot employed as a captain with 
Colgan Air Inc in Albany, N.Y. The couple lives in Johnstovim, N.Y. 

6. Carolyn Argento '01 marted ti/larsball Oldham on Aug. 16 at the Rivercresi Golf 
Club and Preserve in Collegeville, Pa. Carolyn Is a yearbook sales representative for 
Taylor Publishing Co. They live in Limerick, Pa, 

44 • Stisquehanna Currents • Spring 2.009 

7. Aaron Kiamer '01 m»iied Amy Kys on Ju^ 12 at Hunter Mowitaln Ski Lodlge; tit 
Pictured ar^left to right: Brad Noil '01, IMsay Hayes '01, Jake Quint '01, Amy and 
Aaron, Lee Kramer '01, Kristin Caputo '01, Ctuis Knldeitedaar '01, Joe Foglia '01 
and Jason Kiamer. 

8. Chariqoe Gould '02 married Andrew Nadler '03 an Sei^ 6 at the LutteiBt Cliurth 
of the Reswrecaon In Yardfey, Pa. A reception at Jefldio Natkmal Golf Qub in New 
Hope fonowedlhe ceremony. They honeymooned in Ctssta Rio. 8ecky Hogets "02, 
Katfina Emay '02 Moore, Elise Denmon '02 Turner, Bilf Heinzelmain '04, TTtn RondB 
'03 and Brad F^na '03 were in the wedding party. Charlotte is a family therapist In 
Havectown, and Andy works in finance in Conshohocken, where the couple fs^iides. 
Piauted are, left to right, bottom row: Dave (toward '02, Randy I4ayes '02; second am 
Becky ftogers '02, Chadotte and Andy, Bill Helnzelmann '04, Robin Clark '04, ^itnti 
Meara '06, Megan Patrono '03, Ellse Denmon '02 Tumen ftird fam Patrick Lyons '02, 
Dana Ghipto '02. Katfina Emety '02 Moore, Beth Murphy '05 Lippincott, Jeff Uppincoit 
'UQ, Michael DiRomualdo *99i, Lauren Barcaro "03 PlRomualdo, Brl^pet O'Malfey '02 

, ilSdtshid, Trever Fite "02, Allison Henricks '04; fourtfi row (top left comer): John Smitfi 
'' '^ 'W, Catyi feftman "OS, Matthew Deatner '03, Michaet Sobotor '03, John JezomSfcr 
^_ '02, Btsd fWfl '03, Am|( Hartingffirt '02 Jezonvski, Tim RenchI '01, Jose Artieta '01. 
AlteiSde^ ncit piietured: Jenny Shearer 'OZTopol, Befra Tones '02 Brown, lohn Brown 
- "01, Angela tuino '03 Sfcfeons and Joe Gibbons '03. 

9. Amy Haffington '02 manied John Jazorwski '02 on June 28 at St Pius X Chtirch in 
Sellnsgrwe, Pa. Piaured are, left to right, from row: Usa Palladino '02 Fumes^ Susan 
Trella '01. (toy and John, Charlotte Gould "02 Nadler, Dana Chipko '02, Becki Qerhart 
'04, Allison Henricks '04; second row: Meg Chapyak '02 Venti, Kristen Hogan '01, Emily 
Kurtz '03, Pat Lyons '02, Tom Brown '99; third row: Lisa Stack '00 Clementoni, Cheryl 
Fell 'OOTourish, Leslie Clementoni '01 Lordi, Sarah Franklin '01 Sobotor, Tom Sobotor 
'01 , Jacob Trevino '02, Andy Nadler '03, Jeremy Bressler '02, Beau Heeps '02, Ray 
Brittingham '02, Kevin Carrion '99, Galin Dunkleberger '02, Blen Murphy '02 Dunkle- 
berger, Trever Fike '02. Attendee not pictured: Sara Fuller '02 Myers. 

10. Kristin Larson '02 married Timothy Contino on June 21 in Brigantiiie, N.J. SU 
alumni in attendance included Amy Conlan '03, Calhleen Ellis '02, Lori Miragliotta '02, 
Sara Sohlman '01 Weand, Emily Simolike '01, Erin Prebil '02, Rob Willis '01, Qulrine Fis- 
cher '04, Meredith tela '04, Jason Noel '03, Gena Groves '02, Kara Trefflich '03 Serino 
and Jennifer Esposito '02. The couple honeymooned in Athens and the Greek Islands. 

1 1 . Stephanie Liberati '03 manied Patrick Sehn on Ofl. 4 at Heinz Chapel in 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

12. Kara Trefflich '03 married Jamie Serino on Oct. 18 at the Bethwood in Totowa, NJ. 
Pictured are, left to right: parents of the bride, Richard and Janice TrefTlich, Kara and 
Jamie andjjaCfiPts nf thepmnm John and Carol Serioa 

Wfe can't keep up! SU ahunni are getting married at lightning speed. 
Congrttulatkins to alt the h^>py couples. We love seeing your 
wedtling photos, particulaliy thoae chat depict the strong alumni 
tiadltioD of sharing in each others' happy days. So we thought we 
would Issue ahimni a challenge. 

Ihe first high-reaolutloa wedding photos with the largest number'of 
abunni In them uill be published in the Wedding Album section of 
Susquehanna Currents, But dotft worry. We stili WMit to team about 
other biissiul unions. We'll post ail other wedding photos on the new 
online alumni network. SUBridge. If you're not already a member, 
sign up today at 

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Alumni Notes —Wedding Album 

1 3. Rebecca Young '03 married Matthew Resnick on Aug. 1 2, 2006, in Lancaster, Pa. 
Pasior Mark Russell '85 co-officiated the ceremony at Mulberry Art Studios. Pictured 
are, left to right, back row: Sarah Parsons '04, Natalie Costa '04, Marcie Hoffman '04 
Carder, Mark; front row: Matthew and Rebecca, Jennifer Brunnet '03 Sakelarides and 
Denise Rode '85 Russell. Rebecca is an ediiot ai Monotype UC in Baltimore, Md. The 
couple honeymooned in Hawaii. 

14. Aiiecn tanson Ob Ti,j,rieu AOdm Ureibelbis '07 on Sept. 6 at the Lutheran Church 
of ihe Good Shepherd in Coatesville, Pa. Marl Dreibelbis '05, Spencer Paschal '07, 
Jordan Samet '07, Craig Johnson '06, Jennifer Sprague '06 and Ashley Edwards '06 
were in the wedding party. Chaplain Mark Wm. Radecke officiated. Aileen is an office 
manager at Region 1 - ElCA, ancJ Adam is a graduate student at the University of 
Washington, Pictured are, left to right, back row: David Eyster '66, Jane Heiser '75 
Eisenhari, Tami Radecke, Chaplain IVIaik Radecke, Spencer Paschal '07, Mark Dreibelbis 
'05, Mickey Maley '07, Shawn Bcrkebile 05, Matthew McDonald '08, John Pearce 06, 
Lauren Giiio '06, Dante Viglino '06. Aaron White '04, Kelly Cara '06, Pal O'Neill '06, 
Jordan Samet '07, Jenna Knepp '06 Bickford, Meredith Blankinship '08, Jesse Heath 
'07, Sarah Burkhardt '08, Jill Tnmmel '08, Amy Troxell '08, Allie Martin '08, Sara Jane 
Luley '08, Tom Kiczula '09 and Kristina Fangmann '09; front row: Bryan White '08, Jen- 
nifer Sprague '05, Judy Gessner '80 White, Kellie Kremser '06, Rebecca Bux '06, Mari- 
berh White '10, Adam and Aileen, Kristen Maines '03. Tina fegley '08, Jason Northridge 
'06, Brian Sheppard '08, Craig Johnson '06, Ian Norton '08 and Derek Hayworth '07 

15. Shelley Repperi '06 married Ryan Fayewicz on Aug. 15 at the New Jerusalem Zion 
United Church of Christ in Krumsville, Pa. TTiey live in Pittsburgh, Pa. Pictured are, left to 
right, first row Megan Klinger '06, TaraTescnko '06, Elizabeth "Bizz" Laub '06, Megan 
Janssen '06 Schroeder, Shelley ancJ Ryan, Erica Wagner '06, Adam Hess '06 and Jenna 
ftisleilsks *#Sj.ralddle row: Sharon Hodge '06, Steven Heverley '05, JCrfstlti Auraivj '06 
Hmsif^, Jennifer Scuflin '06, Csitfin Meara '05, Brian "Bud' Schmidt '06 and Dave 
Moniewla 'OSjbad mw. Chrislopter Mothershed '06 and Brett Wallisth '07. Attend- 
ee not pictured: Bryan "Meer* Meier '06 and Oame Viglino '06. 

16. Dae? yaughan.%m8med David ll'out on Sept 20 at the Hetnpftefd Church of 
Qutt fiTe«!!iaurg, f^. Sana Is a flnandat teehnidan at Alleghedy Energy in Greens- 
tag> Pteieeii'ai^ left« right, tack row Anftopy l^onilll '06, Ohelsay PislariEj '0$i 
itpat OptSR '06, Ja«kl6 Jensenlus '06, Bilan PtettqskJ '06;ftM!t rovgDasSfl'smirf feiBS 


41i#9!jie M#nir'03 raaifried'Joraathan GarderAug. 16 In New Cumberiand, Pa. 
MiJi!#«?BlJi(SDi'«iB't»* tnanageiis m IftiBr^ tot-A-Car In Hanisburg, Pa,, mA' 
teM NwtoWffi^iie«(«jiilti9.^Tl^Induded leanne Hlelke '03 5oss and Etfn 
Q!)l«sil'©Hfiffsn6,Ptoiwlftdm leftwrightare- frank Vaisno III '03,Vairano, Elian 
MtJll104.!ieip|;is^Ms|ftewQoss *02,,Joo and Matsi^ Rebecca Young '03 Resnlck, 
aagsfe Albertlnl 113|,!ill| SHffsttft'PZ S^JesslaMifculskl '05, Jenny Anderson '02, 
jWltaij'Saisag''9i;te»ll,;Wlisoii Hia5i1cks '04 and Tiiever nie '02. 









46 ■ Sii.squclianna tAincnt.s ■ Sr'ui.Nu 2009 

New to Alumni Notes 

Die Office of Alumni Relations has been out and about ovei the past 
year helping alumni launch regional chapters in New York City, Phila- 
delphia, Washington. O.C. Pittsburgh and central Pennsylvania. Chapter 
activities have prompted Susquehanna Currents to establish a dedicated 
page to regional chapter news. First to mate the page is news about 
the election of executive officers who will plan and lead events in 
then respective regions. 

You'll find chapter news in each issue of Susquenanna Cuirenis you 
also can go to Susquehanna's new alumni online community. SUBridge 
(www.sualum com), to get the most up-to-date information on each 
of the chapters. 

Chapter News 

Central Pa. Alumni Chapter 

President: Gedd Schweikert '95 
Vice President: Stacy Koppenhaver '92 
Secretary; Lym Burke '03 
Treasurer, Andrea Sotchie '05 
Dtrector of Marketing: L. Roeg WSIianKon '98 
Membersh^) Coordinator; Erin Auci '0$ 
Career Serwces Liaison; Tina Pitt^tkj '04 

Philadelphia Alumni Chapter 

President; Bob Campbell 79 
Vice PrMident: H^ichael Franken '05 
Secretay: Nathan Snyder '02 
Treasurer; KimberlyTavares '96 
tHreaor of Marketing: l.aura Baker '05 
MenrtetshipCoordinator: Para Stresmat 165 
Catasr Services Liaison; IjiaBdibadii '04 

3. VVa$bingion,ac.r/tlcniint€fiap|i»- 

f-mail; WMsmVOiuspx^ 
Vice Prestdenc Amanda Oslton "^ 
Setretarii: Katfiryrt Clark "07 
Treasurer Kainiks Cooper '99 
OlredororMitrk^'ng: Kilsta Undlwrg '06 
Membership Coordinator:1^i;y Janta^ '&} 
Career Senates Uaisor^: Kevin Bordlemay "OG 
and Shannon Ehrt^ 'OS 

4. NewYfeidc^AlanmlCjiafrtw 


PresidSnCAnofeSiBfikiwia '06 

Vic* Piwidem; Ben Plum '05 

Secretary: ICatieKodi'GZ 

Treasurer: Jason Eck 'OS 

Director of Marketing; Siean Mays '04 

Membership Coordinator: Maty Elisabeth Keiley 'OS 

5. Pittsburgh Alumrri Chapter 

Hots information to come. 

Si'KiNi. 1(11)'.) ■ SiisijiiolKMina Currents • .17 

Alumni Notes 

1 . The Rev. David Volk '52 and Elearw Dively '56 Hoffman enjoyed the sights of 
Egypt in November. Eleanor joined David, his wrfe, Carolyn, and 14 others or a 
journey lo the land of ihp Pharaohs that induded a OTise on the Nile. 

2. Don 70 and Datcy Jones "II Hamlin celebrated Don's 60th birthday in Bhutan. 

3. f/ark Cummins 78 was recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the 
Associalion for Financial Professionals as part of the 2008 AFP Honors Program. 
He IS the executive vice presidenl, chief investment otlicei and treasurer of 
Harleysville Insurance. 


4. Chris Batietl '83 Ryan and Amy Ploch '83 Zapp ran the Applefest hall marathon 
relay race on Oct. 4, 2008. Pictured are Amy, Chris, Jane Natches and Randy Natches, 
Amy's sister and brother-m-lavii. 

5. Celebrating the 50th birthday of Frank Arena '80 on Mov. 1 5 at ferraro's Resiau- 
tani in Westlield, N.J., are Doug Behre '79, Michael Walch '79, Dave Yaaijian '80, Mike 
Conireras '80, Frank and Gary Newman '80. 

6. Nick Silenok '85 and Tommy Dempsey '97 met in Langhorne, Pa. Their sons 
play on the same baseball and football teams for Langhorne Athletic Association 
Baseball and Penndel Wildcats Football. Piaured are, leh to right, froni row: Tommy 
Dempsey and Nick Silenok; back ^ow. Tommy Dempsey '97, Emily Dempsey, Amy 
Harmon '99 Dempsey, Brian Dempsey, Nancy Adson '89 Silenok, Sarah Silenok 
and Nick Silenok '85. 

7. A miniieunion was a highligfit of the year so far (or Ihese girls Pictured are, 
left to right: Carolyn "Midge" Keelin '90 Hauser, Angle Johnson '90 Kulmann, Joella 
Mclvor '90 Grube and Robin Hastirigs '90 Sheedy, 

8. Kiisty Montalbano '00, Ryan Kaisoglus '00 and Melinda Speidel '00 reunited in 
Vienna, Austria, in February 2008. Krisly and Melinda were on a music education lour 
of Europe oigani^ed by NYSCAM E (New York State Council of Administrators of Music 
Education) and MYO (Metropolitan Youth Orciiestra). The major cities they loured 

10. A small group of 2001 graduates mel in Mystic, Conn., for a girls' weekend. 
Pictured are, left to right: Jennifer Chizik Carvajal, Lauren Barbarito Churchill, Kelly 

Gilbert Clouser. 

11. Thirteen Kappa Delta alumni gathered outside the Kappa Delta house during 
Homecoming Reunion Weekend 2008. Pictured are, left to right, front row: Jenna 
Armstrong '03 Gregory (with son Scott), Cristina Pittiglio '04, Nicole Yost '03, Allison Zyla 
'03, Bridgette Lu^ier '03, Angela Auman '03 Motto (with daughtei Ava): middle row: Kelly 
Doerr '04, Erin Gibson '03; hack row: Kristin Cohick '03, Carly Kellelt '03 li/londschean, 
Nicolas Azar '03, Jenniler Allison '03 Beatly and Lauren Schiavoni '03. 

12. Legacy families, those who have had multiple generations attend Susquehanna 
University, gathered for a luncheon during Family Weekend Oct. 31 tlirough Nov. 2. 
Piclure are, bottom row (left to right): Bruce Torok '79, Barbara Matena Torok '81, Susan 
Hancock Storch '72, Maggie Storch ' 1 2, Tom Clark '74, Meghan Clark '09, Bob Uber 
'79, Grant Uber '12, Geoffrey Wilson '12, Roy Wilson '74, Barbara Miles Bramer-Skipper 
'89, Becky Bramer '92 Deitnck P'l 1; second row (left to right): Andrew Torok '12, Alice 


9. A group of Kappa Deha sisters got together at Jennifer Ashton '00 Robinson's 
home in Harrisbuig. Pictured are, leh to right: Casey Segen'OO, Katolyn Sadowski '00, 

Robin Adams '10, Janet Melton '78, Lindsay Melton 'II, Bill Sowers '86, Trevor Ham '12, 
Kim Bailey Hain '83, Bob Hain '82; fourth row (left to right); Anna Milheim Jordan '84, 
Amy Adams '09, Judith Yohn Adams '75, Melinda Scovell McGrory, Anne Dorman '09, Bill 

'00 Hoffman. 

Barter-'SS, Hilary Bsfeer '12, John Basti 73. 

48 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Spring 2009 

2007-08 Annual Report 

A gift from Lyn F. Benson '91 

in memory of David N. 

Pritchard '91 was inadvertently 

excluded fronn the Honorary/ 

Memorials section. 

The following individuals should 

have been cited as being donors 

every year since graduating: 

Class of 2001 

Karyn Kern Pinter 

iames A. Dunlop 

Judy Newcomer 

Scott C.Trumbauer 

Class of 2002 

M. Anne Penman Eddinger 

Ryan M. Franks 

Valerie Bodam Franl<s 

Class of 2003 

Christopher P. Zangara 
Elizabeth Beltzner Zangara 

Anne-Marie D'Andrea should 

have been included In the 

Benjamin Kurtz Society for 

the Class of 2002. 

Marilynn Blend Carstensen 

should have been included in 

the 1 858 Society for the Class 

of 1 974 and cited as being 

a donor every year 

since graduation. 

A. Donald H'87 and Carol Main 

should have been included 

in the 1 858 Society of the 

Friends section. 

The Rev. Robert R. Clark • 1913-2008 

Hie Rev. Robert Roy Clark '35 died at 
Prey's Village, Middletown, Pa., on May 
16, 2008. A respected pastor, author and 
cdit&r, Clark dedicated his life to serving 
and educating others. 

Born on April 25, 1913, in Jersey 
Shore, Pa., the son of William H. and 
Isabella Lupton Clark, he earned his 
bachelor's degree in English and Greek 
from Susquehanna University, where he 
viras an active student leader. He earned 
his bachelor of divinity and master of 
sacred theology degrees at the Lutheran 
Theologicajl Semmary at Gettysburg. 

Ordained on May 18, 1938, at 
Zion Lutheran Chmrch in Sunbxuy, Pa., 
Clark went on to serve the Lutheran 
Church with distinction as pastor of 
the Gentral Pennsylvania parishes in 
Harfleton, Laurelton State VUlage and 
Port Royal, as well as Christ (Casebeer) 
Lutheran Church in Somerset and Trin- 
ity Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg. 
Throughout his career, he was beloved 
and respected for his kindness, generos- 
ity of spirit and affection for all. 

He married the former Kathryn 
Maize of Jersey Shore on May 29, 1938. 
They were married 34 years, until her 
death in 1972. 

As editor of the Susquehanna 
University student newspaper, Clark 
displayed the talents that led to an 

acclaimed career as a religious corre- 
spondent and as an author and editor for 
12 years for the Board of Publieatiotis of 
the United Lutheran Church in Affietica. 

Clark served his atma mater on 
the Board of Directors of Susquehaana 
University from 1981 to 1984, pro- 
vided valuable service in organizing the 
university archives, and was awarded an 
honorary doctor of divinity degree from 
the institution in 1998. He also served as 
class reporter for the Qass of 1935. 

ki 1998, Clark established the 
Robert R. '35 and Kathryn M. Clark 
Scholarship Fund at Susquehanna, 
which will award an annual sdiolarship 
to worthy students studying for 
the Lutheran ministry. 

Clark is survived by a daaght^, 
Prisdlla Clark '66 Bashore, a son-in-law, 
Larry Bashore '66, of Mechanicsbm|j, 
and granddaughter, JtU Habere '92, also 
of Mechanicsburg. He is also survived 
by his son. Dr. PhUip M. '62 Clark, a 
daughter-in-law, Ellen Clark, of South 
Amboy, N.J., and a daughter, Kathleen 
Clark Kuhns. In addition to his wife, 
Clark was preceded in death by a brother, 
the Rev. Geoi^ A. Clark '3S. Expres- 
sions of sympathy may be addressed to 
Priscilla at 


Martha Laudenslager '31 Da-vos, Carlisle, Pa., 
Nov. 4. She served in the Army firoiri 1942 to 
1947, serving in the Women's Army Auxiliary 
Corps during World War II. Davis vras 
a math tesdier for 25 years in Pennsylvania 
and Maryland. 

The Rev. i^al HartUae '31, Easton, Pa., Jan. 
1. He served the following Lutheran parishes: 
Zion, Gifardwlle, from 1934 to 1941; Ml Zion, 
Raven Run, from 1937 to 1941; St. Paul's, Weis- 
sport, St. Matthew's, I#orth Weissport, and St. 
Paul's, Big Creek, frtJin 1941 to 1943; Zion and 
St Matthew's, Weatherly, from 1943 to 1949; 
and First Lutheran Church, StewartsvilJe, N.J,, 
from 1949 to 1974. During his tenure at First 
Lutheran Church, a new educational wing was 
built in 1959 and a glass-enclosed narthex 
was completed in 1973. He served as pastor 
emeritus at the church firom 1981 until his 
death. Hartlioe also served the sick and shut-ins 
of St. ]ohn Lutheran Church in Easton, and as 
chaplain for the MOTRA Club of Easton and 
Philllpsburg, N.J., and the YMCA. He was a 
member of the Eastonaires Square Dance Cltib, 
the Phillipsburg MasonicLodge No. 52 f &AM 
and the Washingtonville Lutheran Church. He 
is survived by one daughter, Mitrid Hatftliae 

Oonaild Gaver '37, Cape May, H-h, I>ec. 14. Me 
served as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve at 
the Cape May Naval Air Station during World 
War 11 and then in the South Paeific from May 
1942 to January J946. He was a member of the 
Harry Snyder Post 193 ctf the American L^on 
and a lifetime member of the Peterson Little 
Post 386 of the Veterans of Fort|poi Wars. Gaver 
was admitted to the New Jer^ Bar in 1947 and 
conducted a general dvtl practice ftom 1947 
to 1996 in Cape May, He was anKoiber and 
past prestdent of the Cape May Ccwnty Bar 
Association. He served as sc^ldtor for the City 
of Cape May and the Township of Middle, in 
addition to being solicitor and a memb«r of the 
board of directors for the Dennisville Building 
& Loan Association, South Seaville Building 8f 
Loan Association, Merchants National Bank 
of Cape May, First National Bank of Cape May 
Court House aixl Sturdy Savings Bank. He also 
opeinated an iastirance agency in Cape May. He 
was alifetime member of the Military Officers 
AssQciattOA of America and a member of the 
Jersey Cape Chapter of the Military Officers 
Associatioa of America, tn addttibn, ^SsutT was 
a member of the Cape Msy County Historical 
and GenealogiGal Society, a SO'yvar m^abiK of 
the Hiram Lodge 616 of Pree'aod Aoe^ted jMfe- 
sons and the Cold Spring PresbyteldM^ufdi. 
He held memberships in the Corindiiaii ^i<Mt - 
Club of Cape May, the Cape May Cottagers 
Association and its board of directors, toCape 

May Beadi Club and its boatldtf tcostsesi 
and the US. Coast Guard AuxlBsry I^ktila 
82 of Cape May. 

Mary-Beth Richard '37 Knight, Aostdil, St., 
Nov. 5. She was a Knoxvjlle. Iton^iisMsitf 
from 1948 to 2006. After Susquebaona, ^ 
graduated from Temple tMreiSfty SdKtd Of 
Nursing in Philadelphia. &ie served ^&t ^ittji 
dvlc organizations, inducQag die Itebediiia 
Garden Qub, of which sl»'»ras aco-fowjdsr. 

Marjorie Corlis '39 Haiaoa, Sun City West, 
Ariz., Dec. 12. During her teaching caie^sbe 
taught h%h sebool EngUsfa and seicottdjjnkde. 

Edward Sivick'39, Mechanicd>uj^ Psu Sqpt 
1 0. He had a medical praeticx in Capp HilL 
Me was tfee jnedical dtoictor of vocatioBal 
rehabttetjoo for the state of PenUsyhjanla. He 
serffftiss s^ftaln in She US. Amny during 
mm War E. 

Loiiise E, West '39, Coaldale, Pa., Jan. 22, She 
taught for M yeaa in the West Cluster School 
Distinct before retiring in I9S0. Before that, she 
taqght for 11 years in Coaldale. 

RntliNa^dor Shaffer '41. Lancaster; Pa., Sept, 
7. a>e (aught musk: in the West Chester School 
District, retiring in 1966. 

Dorothy Mhardt '48 Gandram, Wliitehall, Pa., 
Oct 24. She began her career tn teseaitihcttem- 
istry and in retirement was a m^or fiindztuser 
for WQED Multimedia in Pitcsbujtgh> An enor« 
mous point ctf pride was her 58-year roiaitiage 
to h»' husband, Eugene Gondnun '^. 

Robert M. O^Gara '51, Middl«owtii»N.J., Dec 
1. He served in the US. Navy dwing Vsferld 
War II. Upon his discharge, he attended St 
Benedict's Prep, where he played on a state 
championship football team. He was indncted 
into the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame in lOQi 
as a member of the St Benedict's basebiill team 
that was undefeated from 1946 to l^SOl He was 
also inducted into the Susquehanna Univetsii^ 
Sports Hall of Fame to 20O1. He wss retired 
from Gelco Insurance Co. He is survived by his 
wife, Elaine Faddis 'SO 0«6ara. 

Nelda Shafer Davis 'SI, State College, Pa., Jan. 
22, 2008. Her first Job v/m in the employment 
department at the Sears Complex in PhlladeL- 
phia. Once her daughters were bonj, Davis 
concentrated her time and attention on raising 
and catiii^ fc* them. In 1969, the femily moved 
Som Sl^pensburg to State College, where 
Davis eauied ti master!: degree in education 
from. Pent)S]4<»nia State University and was a 
eooo»iorln the Park Forest Junior Hig^ School 

tor 18 years. She retired in IWl and spent 
v.Katicms traveling with her husb.ind. Donald 
R. Davis '50. She is survived by Donald and her 
hnulier. Merrill Shal'cr '51. 

Francis A. (iln.<itcr '52. Dee. 1. He was hunor- 
alily diseliargcil from llie L'..S. .Army in 1947. He 
wai emploN'cd as an elementary school m\mc 
teacher for .15 years, retirini; in 1986. 

M. jcsephine Stiiter '33, Belleville. I'a., 
Oct. 2\. She taught for 30 years in the t'arroll 
County I'ulilic Schools in Westminster. .\IU. 
She substituted in .Mitilin County schools 
lor 1 years. 

Ruth E, Osborn "54, Absecon, N.j.. Dec. 27, She 
taught eight years in Pennsylvania and New 
Icrsey before coming to Oakcrest High School 
in 1%2. She taught latin and honors I'.nglish 
lor 26 years. She was advisor lor the yearbook, 
l^rania Club and Honor Societ\'. She won the 
prestigious I'lilbright .-Vward to attcnil the 
.•\merican .Academy of the University of Rome, 
\vhere she further pursued her interests in l.alin 
and Italian, art and cuUure. 

Russell J. Crousc '55, Orlando. Ila., lunc 2-1. 

l.inda Kaufl'man '71 Moyer, Strasburg, I'a.. 
No\'. 2-1. Mo\'cr was a reading and linglish 
teacher in the Peiiuea \'alley School District lor 
35 years, most recently serving as chair of the 
l-.nglish department. She served as junior 
class advisor for 25 years. She is survived by her 
husband, Alan Moyer '70, and niece, Brilany 
Hulnagle "08. 

Edwaid^,^ Homh ''^ €(»0|i«ishii^ Pa„ lUm. 
30, Hrwas 9i memler of fee Nwatl Reserves and 
the Sea Bees ftou 1972 to I9?8, He worked as 
a commercial knder la Bucks, Montgom^ry^ Le- 
high aad NorthamptOQ coontles. He is survived 
by hi$ wi^ PtU!n^D<>I))» '79 Honii 

Barbara Phatbridk *73, Larchmont. N.Y., Oct 7. 
She wodted for Equitable Wi Assurance Society 
from 1974 ts 1986, wb«n she deddad to give 
up her soccessfiil career to raise her two yo\in| 
daughters. She is surtived by Johm Wheaton '?L 

Richard Jacobps '78, Br anchvtlle, N.J., Dea 6. 
He was a warehouse mam^r with Colgate/ 
MmoHveCoifp. fa Mortis Plains for the past IQt, 
years. B^fe that, he was a manaser with KTS^ . 
HQEriStovim, for 15 yiMTs 

Spring 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 51 

End Notes 

Zen and the Art of Teaching Abroad 

By Jeffrey K. Mann, Associate Professor of Ifellgl^ 
Coordinator of the Asian Studies Program 

Before iuid immedial-ely 
following Commencement, 
faculty enjoy the bittersweet 
moment of congratulating 
and saying goodbye to the 
students who are graduating. 
We almost always end our 
conversations with "Stay 
in touch." In this electronic 
age, doing so is quite easy. 
However, we know our con- 
tact will often be limited to 
words typed on a computer, 
espedaJly with students 
who return home to coiin- 
j ^^^H tries around, the w©rl4 1 

^ ^ ^^^H often assume I will never 

see them again. Sometimes 
I am wrong. 

Susquehanna University 
has enjoyed a relationship 
with Senshu University for many years. Every spring 
we receive roughly a dozen students from Japan as our 
guests for seven weeks. We also have the occasional 
exchajtige student who stays for an entire year. Thanks 
to the help of one such student, I was given the chance 
to spend the fall semester teaching at Senshu. 

While some of my colleagues thought it odd that 
I would use my sabbatical from teaching here to teach 
some-where else, I jumped at the opportunity. I love 
being in the classroom, and teaching Japanese students 
about ^^^estern religions they know nothing about was 
.;just the challenge I was seeking. Examining current 
«vents through the lens of religion was new for most of 
them, and I was happy to offer them that perspective. 
At the same time that I was bringing my knowl- 
edge of Western religions to Japan, my new Japanese 
friends were helping me understand their religious 
traditions and culture more clearly. I have been re- 
searching the relationship between Zen Buddhism 

T - 

and tiic iiiarlial traditions of )apan lor a tew years, but 
being in lapan allowed me to e.xperience nuicb ol what 
I had only read about before then. Whether it was a 
morning spent in meditation at a Zen temple, a jGsstival 
at a Shinto shrine or visiting a traditional Japanese "■]$, 
archery do'p, I was deepening my understanding of 
these traditions. When one sociology professor, a fifthjf^ 
degree blackbelt in ;ocio (Japanese short-Staff fighting)J?*;- 
invited me to the world-famous Budokan to train witl|]^^;' 
her teacher, I knew I was in for a treat. One does not 
walk away from such an experience having learned 
only about fighting, but also about Japanese etiquette, 
values, tradition and spirituality 

Throughout my 4'/: months in Japan, I not only 
met many new fi'iends, but reconnected with many old 
ones as weE In September, I was greeted by shocked 
Senshu students who had been in my class during their 
stay at Susquehanna and were surprised to see me 
walking the halls of their utiiversity. A nimiber of theni 
signed up for my classes, while others made sure to 
join me for lunch in the cafeteria. Even Senshu gradu- 
ates came back to visit Miki Koyama, the student who 
helped initiate my connection with Senshu, stopped 
by. Our conversation, over my less-than -adventurous 
chicken teriyaki, covered a variety of topics regarding 
both Japanese and American culture, but with the 
common thread of how much we appreciated being 
able to experience each other's culture. Doing so had 
helped us both understand our own respective culture^. -, ■ 
more clearly. 

Another former student, Humi Pai, a Susquehaima 
alumna not connected with Senshu, visited the univeri' ^- 
sity for two of my public lectures. Catching up on eacJl 
other's life, work and hobbies, as old friends do, was 
a wonderful opportunity that neither of us expected 
when she graduated and left the United States. But we 
are members of the Susquehanna family, and when 
we bump into each other in unexpected places, it is a 
reunion we always appreciate. ~ 

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On Teen Advocacy 

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SUMMER 2009 • VOL 77 ■ NO 3 

Covering the 
Waterfront on 
Teen Advocacy 

SADD chief Stephen Wallace '81 
discusses the epidemic of 
underage drinl<ing and 
drug abuse. 

*•' '-';• 

Beyond Borders 

SU students attend the Education Without 
Borders conference and explore a modem 
Middle Eastern city-state. 

Teaching Outside the Box 

SU faculty members find innovative ways 
to engage students in their subject matter, 
both in and out of the classroom. 

The First Word 

By L Jay Lemons, President 

Pri'sidenI l,.J,iyLemori5 

On May lo, wc celebrated a very special oc- 
casion in the history of our beloved Susque- 
hanna. As we concluded our sesquicentennial 
celebration, the 151st Commencement allowed 
us lo pause and rellect on both our past and 
the possibilities oflhe rulure. 

I stood before AKi j^raduates and told lliem 
thai their years at Susquehanna have lell a 
loolprinl on our campus, and that their expe- 
riences united ihein with those in the classes 
preceding theirs. I wished them well, hoping 
ihey had de\-el()pcd a sense of being rootetl in 
a comnuinity that isn't bound by acreage. And 
as 1 have done in prexious )'ears, I expressed 
the hope and cxpeclation ihal the latest 
grailualing class would nurture and cherish 
throughout their lives ibeir relationship wilh 
Susquehanna and its people. 

We also honored six individuals whose 
life stories tell us sofiieitog ahottt CflJf faJStory 
and also our future. We koaowd ojjr#|f a- 
gui$hed Commcnceaejfit speaker, Cynthia 
A. Baldwin, a former ^?15ce on the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania and the first African 
American female judge elected lo the Al- 
legheny Court oft^omnion Pleas. We also 
conferred honorary degrees on Bishop Mark 
S. Hanson, |iresiding bishop of the Hvangeli- 
cal Lutheran Church in America (Hl.CiA) and 
some of the university's most generous and es- 
teemed friends: Lore A. Degenstein, Trustee 
Sidney J. Apfelbaum, Jeffrey C. Apfclbaum 
and Michael M. Apfelbaum. 

In honoring the bishop, we acknowledged 
our roots and the role of the HLCA in Susque- 
hanna's formation 150 years ago, which is 
manifest today in our deep commitment to 
intellectual freedom, a spirit of serving oth- 
ers, and an ethic of honoring and welcoming 
jteopl^'of all beliefe. It also is significant that 
Gustav Weber, the last Lutheran clergyman 
to serve as president of Susquehanna, devel- 
oped a deep and abiding friendship of neark 
40 years with Charles Degenstein, a Jewish 
philanthropist who helped provide us 
with our wings. 

Gus' ambitious, audacious and energetic 
leadership, coupled with (iharles' enduring 
philanthropic support ,ind tireless encourage- 
ment, transformed the university and changed 
its traiectory. (Charles, aiwa\'s in the company 
of his friend and attorney, Sidney Apfelbaum, 
nurtured many projects and many people here 
at Susquehanna. Ihroughout the last 20 years 
of his life, he was joined and tully supported 
in his work at Susquehanna by his second 
wife. Lore. Upon his death, Charles created a 
loimdalion for which Sidney and his two sons, 
|e(i rey and Michael, serve as trustees. 'Ihey 
ha%'e continued his legacy of generous giving, 
making Susquehanna a better place, and their 
philanthropy has always been guided by an 
abiding interest in helping students achieve 
their educational pursuits. Ihe Degensteins 
«iid Apfelbaums have understood that finan- 
cial need should never trump ambition and 
hard work, and in their own quiet ways, they 
have made a college education possible for so 
many deserving students. 

'Ihe progressive and pragmatic outlook 
of our founders, the friendship between Cius 
Weber and Charles L)egenstein, and the in- 
valuable roles Lore, Sidney, feff and Mike, as 
well as many others, have played in carrying 
forward Charles' legacy have all helped us 
deepen our commitmeni to making Susque- 
hanna a larger, more diverse and inclusive 
place, hulecd, these strands of our history 
have I used together to create great strength 
anci our distinctive excellence. 

In luly, we advanced our commitmeni to 
these important goals with the appointment of 
Lisa Scott as special assistant lo the president 
for equity and inclusion/chief diversity officer. 
f.Sec' related article, Page 20.) Lisa brings su- 
perb experience and a fresh perspective to our 
diversity initiatives, which will remain key 
components of the university's new strategic 
plan currently under development. Prior to 
joining Susquehanna, Lisa serv^ in a variety 
of executive-level positions supporfing di- 
versity and Luclusiveness, indudljighLer jnost 

2 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ Slwimik loo^ 

Family Weekend 2009 Oct. 30-Nov. 1 

Experience a taste of life on the Susquehanna campus. 
Spend time with your student while participating in 
some exciting campus activities: 

A parent, student and faculty mixer at Pine Lawn, hosted by President 
and Mrs. L Jay Lemons 

Student musical performance of The Sound of Music 

Study Abroad Forum 

Lively discissions, informative talks and interesting demonstrations 
by faculty, staff and students 

SU Family Feud 

For more information and to register, goto 

recent position a.s director ol instilLitioiiiil equity and diversity 
at Denison Uaivefsity in GranviJle, Ohio. 

In the cojtaing year, we wLD take other importaaf steps in 
proJtnotiag the diversity of this institution, including the open- 
itig of a Hillei House on University Avenue and the hiring of 
our first full-time director of Jewish life and learning. These 
initiatives will be complemented by our new focus on inter- 
national student recruitment in the Far East and other parts 
of the world, as well as the implementation of anew Gehttjil 

CAirriculum with its new and unique study-away experiences 
called the GO program. 

Our future is bright. I am grateful to all who have sup- 
ported us throughout the years, and I am eager to engage 
and work with all who are committed to building the 
capacity that will give us the wings to soar higher, intellectu- 
ally nourishing and preparing our students for a world that 
is flatter and more diverse than our founders ever could 
have imagined. ~ 

SUMMER2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents ■ 3 

Covering the Waterfront 
On Teen Advocacy 

SADD Chief Sees Epidemic in Underage Drinking, Drug Abuse 

by Bruce E. Beans 

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Several years ago Stephen Walla*^ '84, the vdltinteer chairman and CEO of 
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), sat in-a soundproof booth obserkfig i" 
eaiifornia teenagers tiirough a one-way window as they discussed drinking, drug vise, 
sex and driving. The focus group was part of Teens Today, a seven-year study of ado- 
lescent attitudes ajnd behaviors conducted by SADD and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co^ 
One youth, a 17-year-Qld high school senior, was regaling the others with tales of his 
adolescent indiscretions, including his substantial dri^ habit and his regular role as his 
friends' designated driver. "I drive wasted bettey^an anyone else," he boasted. 

Across the hall, Wallace also watched the teen's mother, who was part of a pareixts -', 
group. Tm not sure why I'm here," she said. "Jared's hot involved in any of these thijap. 
He prefers to spend weeken4s at home, playing Monopoly with his grandmother^ 

That's how Wallace opens his ftcent book. Reality Gap: Alcohol, Dru^s and Sex— ■■ 
What Parents Don't Know and TetnsAren't Telling. "It's not that parents are just clue- 
less/ he says. "As one teen told ifte, *Some kids work overtime to make sure their parentis 
areq't on their tfair" 

Since his first-affiliation with SADD more than two decades ago, Wallace has be- 
come a widely quoted expert on teen behavior. NBC's Today, MSNBC,.CNN, Fox News, 
El'Entertainraent, XM radio and national and regional newspapers, including the New 
York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, h&ve all featured 
Wallace, a spokesperson for the White House Officrof National Drug Control Policy 
under the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, 

In his day Job,, Wallace is principal of Sunimit Communicatiotts ^?)[anagcment 
Corp., a consultieg firm he operates ffoih offices overlooking Bjoston Hpbot. Mis 
regional and national clients have included teieeomniuttii;3tioia|, e|i(gr|[y tod consumer 
product companies. 

But Wallace's passioh deafly is working with young people. Iij jidlltton to his SADD 
role, which invplves regular speaking engagements across the country, he, is an adjunct 
psychology professor at Mount Ida College; the director of couiiseling and counselor 
training at the Cape Cod Sea Camps, which he first attended as. a boy; and a regular 
contributor to the American Camp Association's (ACA) nj^zines and Web site. He was 
recently recognized by bofe the White House and the American Cafldp Association ioc 
his tireless work on behalf of America's youth. , - 


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His CARSBa arc gssBtmAtLY startbd at Susqubhanna. 
*Coniing to Susquehaanaand SeEjosgrove was a very trans 
formative experience for me," says Wallace, a aative of 
Weetfidd, N.J^ who moved with his family to Paixn Beach 
County. Fla., as a teenager. Wanting 
to succeed on Madison Avenue, he 
majored in communications while 
talcing business courses and minor- 
ing in psychology. 

"It sounds trite, but for some 
reason, as an 18-ycar-old fresh- 
man, I immediately sensed a friction 
between the community and the 
college," he says, "and I felt it was im- 
portant not to be just another college 
kid perceived by the community to 
be a problem, but someone who had 
-m ade a cont r ib ution." 

Already a summer camp coun- 
selor, the q>rtater on Susquehanna'Js 
swim team volunteered to coach a 
Sehnsjjxwe youfli swim team. He also 
taught lifeguarding and swimming 
dass^i did peer counseling at Selins- 
grove High School and volunteered 
for a town coamiittee. 

"My friends all thought I was 
nuts," he recalls. Td walk down Mar- 
ket Street with them and a good por- 
tion of the townspeople would know 
me and say hello. My friends joked, 
'Are you running for something?'" 

But Wallace gained a lot. "I re- 
member standing in the shallow end of the pool holding a burly 
man, helping him to float. I thought, 'This is kind of cool; I'm 
teaching this guy how to swim.'" 

That Susquehanna experience is one reason he champions 
communifj' service— particularly youth mentoring— for college 
students. Wallace believes it gives college students much greater 
social awareness and the satisfaction that comes with giving 






he recalls. "But I received very positive feedback from the 
clinical staff for being able to connect with the kids and have 
them feel comfortable with me." 

Inspired, Wallace entered the two-year Bucknell program 
the following faU, During his first 
year, he lived at Susquehanna as an 
assistant to the director of residence 
life in charge of the Project House 
System, in which small groups of stu- 
dents commit to shared community 
service projects while living together 
in university-owned housing. 

After earning his master's d^ee, 
Wallace became a school psychologist 
for a year each in Palm Beach County 
and Millis, Mass. MiUis is where he 

first became involved in what was 

^tEencalled^tudentsA^inst Driving 
Drunk. It had been formed in 1981 in 
nearby Wayiand, Mass., following the 
alcohol-related auto fatalities of two 
student athletes. Intrigued, Wallace 
spent 18 months during 1986 and 
1987 crisscrossing the country speak- 
ing to middle school and high school 
students as a national representative, 
and tiien the director of commimica- 
tions and pubHc relations, for SADD. 
"Even back then, I was talking about 
the important role that parents can 
play in guiding their children toward 
healdiy and safe choices," he says. "Re- 
spectful parent-child commimication 
is really the theme of my book" 

After a nine-year hiatus, Wallace returned to SADD as a 
board member and in 1997, as its chairman and CEO, oversaw 
the organization's student-initiated evolution from Students 
Against Driving Drunk to its broader mission as Students 
Against Destructive Decisions. The organization now has more 

Stephen Wallace's enlightening book 
about the behavior of teens today 

than 10,000 chapters, primarily in middle schools and high 
something back to the localcommu nity. It also m ight influen ce .scho ols, a s wp I I a s -in me-eolieges, anH haa a n-ft.srimatpfh ^qn.nnn - 

the college students' own behavior. 

"In our Teens Today research, one primary reason young 
people give for not choosing to use alcohol or other drugs 
is that they have a younger sibling for whom they are a role 
model." Research Wallace has reviewed also indicates youths 
who are mentored perform better in school and have better 
relationships with their parents. 

After he graduated in 1981, Wallace rejected a fiiU schol- 
arship and counseling! job as part of a master's program in 
psychology and counseling at Bucknell University. Instead he 
worked at a Bloomingdale's in Short Hills, N.J., hoping that 
Madison Avenue eventually would beckcin. But then he suc- 
cessfully applied for a job as a counselor oa a locked adolescent 
psychiatric ward at Fair Oaks Hospital in Summit, near his 
original hometown. "It was both very rewarding and difficult," 

active student membere. 

Waxlace &Am THE NEED fof the peer-to-peer youth education 
and empowerment organization— and parental involvement- 
has never been greater. "The bottom line is that, franklyi we 
have an epidemic of underage drinking and other drug use in 
young people, and we are seeing a downward trending regard- 
ing the age of initiation." 

Research sponsored by SADD and Liberty Mutual Insur- 
ance reveals a spike in drinking between the sixth and seventh 
grades, a swell in other drug use between the eighth and 
ninth grades and a sharp increase in intimate sexual behavior 
between the lOthand 11th grades. Noting that these are just 
averages— many young people start even earlier — Wallace be- 
lieves it is important for parents to recognize that the world In 

6 • Susquehanna Currents ■ Summer 2009 

wtdch their children are living might be significantly different 
from the world they Icnew while growing up: "If we know the 
average age young people begin drinking is 12 or I3, waiting 
until they are in high school to start talking about alcohol use 
puts us way behind the curve. 

Massachusete Gov. Mfliaffl Wdd betwe«i 1991 tnd 199& 
assistant secietajy <:£cOBsma.eT a€kiis sud business i?^^8.i1qq» 
and undersepfetajry of 6em&a3K 9&^. I n the latter postt he 
was rcsponsiMe fer istersatioaal trade aad Investment^ trawl 
and tourism, Sbn and video develo|^ent, aad managing the 

"By knowing the choices kids face, parents can 
help them to make appropriate ones/' 

"And if we don't know the choices that oxir kids have to 
make almost every day, whether good or bad, we may not feel 
a sense of urgency to mate sure they are prepared to make the 
decisions that not only we want them to make but, in many 
cases, the ones that they want to make." 

Wallace frequently speaks to children who, he says, have 
made bad decisions because they were unprepared and didn't 
know how to say no and walk away "For example," he says, "it's 
profoundly sad to talk to a kid who had sex at a young age and 
regrets it, because it's not something they can take back. 

"By knowing the choices kids face, parents can help them 
to make appropriate ones." 

Wallace ata book signing tof tiealityScp: Alcohol, Dwgsand 
Ssx—What Parents Mt Knovi and TmsAren't Telling 

In what he calls his "bizarre two-track career," besides his 
SADD positions and his business consulting, Wallace has held 
posts in poUtical campaigns and state government. Blame his 
multiple Renaissance-man interests on his parents. His father 
was a successful vice president of a major New York City ap- 
parel manufecturing company, and his mother was "the quint- 
essential people person, somebody who woke up every single 
day of her life tryiiig to figure outhow to do thkigs for others." 
He left SADD in the late 1980s to handle communications 
for the campaign of his camp buddy Henri Bauschenbach, a 
Massachusetts state representative who then successfully won 
a stale Senate seat That success led to posts with a nuniber 
of high-profile state political campaigns and culminated 
with two positions in the RepubUcan administration of 

state's marketing and advertising programs for business devel- 
opment. Extensive travel included leading a multistate trade 
delegation to IsMel and Jordan. 

Although he felt tremendously fortunate to work for Weld 
and learned a lot about some unfemiliar fields, a year after 
Wallace's 1995 election as SADD chairman he left state govern- 
ment and became a vice president with ML Strategies LLC, 
a consulting group associated with a national law firm. He 
launched his own Summit Communications three years later. 

In 2001, however, as Summit was beginning to flourish, 
Wallace was recruited for both a senior management position 
with a company that staged major business conferences and a 
senior-level communications post with a major trade organi- 
zation in Washington, D.C. When he sought advice, the first 
few friends he called told him he'd be absolutely crazy to turn 
dowo dther job, if offered. 

Thea he caSed a New ^Sork business executive, a friend he'd 
met at the Cape Cod Sea Carnps. 

"Are you crazy?" his tViciui asked. 

I know, youlEe going t®' tei me I have to take one of them," 
Wallace replied. 

"No, I'm going to tell you you'd be crazy to take either one," 
his friend said. 


"Because you have what most people would kill for." 

"What's that?" Wallace asked. 

"A successful career in business, goverrmient and politics, 
and at the same time you're able to pursue something you 
feel passionate about; working with kids." 

It was, Waixace says, a sbminal moment— and good advice 
whether you're a college student, a recent graduate or a recent 
retiree. "They were wonderful opportunities, but I would have 
missed the chance to continue trying to make a contribution to 
America's youth and families, he says. 

"At the end of the day, following something you are passion- 
ate about is what's going to make you feel good about yourself 
and help you grow as an individual." -~ 

Btuce E. Beans is a contributing writer based in Warrington, Pa. 

SuM.MFR I009 • Susqucliaiitia Clurrents • 7 



by Victoria Kidd 

-i K HxyA^ flM,-^'-.av i -lit OS 

■ 1- i^t^^r' ' •: 


' >^-i^^i = : f -^ The greek philosophek Plut^||h onCj^^D, ""iMi'-fnind is lot i ves- 
■ ' • ■ ' *• t ^^•■^*'sef to^e^ltlif but a fire to be igxiltel'' fwo cffleniiia later. educatSJ^^stSlI sedk 
to spark a passion for leaffllag la thefir stadenfe. Ibej' aceompMsh lift? tiiroiigli: 
' '•" '" ■■ '-••'•a variety of pedagogicscJ practices, The prefHise feeMnd many of tibese pra] 
X \ •? k^t.f'i^'f"**, t[£.g5 jg []jat no question has just one answer. And Just as questions haw inoi , _ 
';*r.i>» -UW^^^r^than one answer, effective teaching requires more tbaM a single approact^^*'*'^''*^^"^^' 
' • r-, r.ii',,j;.,ft ^g skillful planning and forethought of Stisquehsdina's feculty meinbelt>*^' 
yield numerous examples of out-of-the-box teaching methods. Provost and Deai- 
of Faculty Linda McMillin says this is a way of life for professors at Susquehanna. 
'SU faculty has been engaged in innovative pedagogy since I first came here 20 
years ago. It's just the way we do business," she says. 

Laurence Roth, professor of English and coordinator of the Jewish Studies pro- 
gram, says he sees no alternative to innovation. He believes^od teacMngjeiies 
oh inspirafldnTaM^ gobdTeachers must always be open to the possibility of new 
and unexpected sources of inspiration. The likely consequence of inspiration is a 
memorable learning experience. 

Every lucky student has had at least one. Consider the professor of political 
theory who insists that his students listen to his retelling of Plato's Republic, fash- 
ioned from his own reading of the original text in ancient Greek, before allowing 
the class to crack open a translation of the seminal work. Or imagine the English 
teacher who on the first day of class passes out pages of Latin roots and promises 
that by year's end every student will know the translation of the roots, not by rote 
learning, but through use of an expanded vocabulary. 

Years later, students look back at these experiences and remember not a teacher 
who stood before a lectern, but rather the moment of ignition that sparked a confla- 
gration of curiosity and learning that deUvered them to an avocation or vocation. 

Art n -,■ 


.11 dltft-Tcnl points in 
inoduin hisiory. 

Palermo put that asser- 
S0%to thfi wt Iswt ifrmg 

Studenti in Lynn Palermo's Advanced Converwtlon and Phonelics French 
class perform A Wl\ Tale of Victimhood and Villainy, based on the 
classic tale (e Pew Ctopera/rKotfgf (Little Red Riding Hood). rm MOMrxi I.ynn Palermo 
Icaincil liu' l.oic Degcnstciii (lallcry 
lioLLst'tl a pernianenl collecliun ol ap- 
proximately 1,600 French posters, she 
vavftd to employ the collection as a 
teadbing tool. That was eight years ago, 
during her interview for a position as 
visitlog assistant professor of French, 
and throtighthe years, she and her col- 
leagtjes ia the Department of Modem 
Languages have osed the posters for a 
vtarlety of purposes, from research sub- 
jects to dassroom projects. 

"Ihc posters are such a rich resource," 
says Palermo, now associate professor 
of French, "The/re very appealijtg to 
students at any level of study, and we 
can use them to teach students all kinds 
of thil^ about French culture because 
th^ |JOSter« cover a broad range of prod- 
ucts and ffvwftts." 

Donated to the university in 1997 by 
WidAj(ulSllI»aughP'98, '04, the 
collection sp*Q« nearly a century and 
provides students v^ opportunities to 
work with I3he French language here on 
campris and to gaia m. understanding of 
French attitudes, values aad perspectives 

sludents in her Women 
in I'oslwar i-r;ince class 
U) launch a full-scale 
ai't exhibition using the 
posters. 'Ihe result was /.c 
Salon cics Arts Mcnagcrs 
Cllic Household Arts 
l-.xhihilion): Posters of I he 
Modern French Howe 
i'>;5-/y.S2/lhc bilingual 
exhibition depicted the 
1-i'cnch government's 
ideal ol'the modern home 
ofthe I95()sand 1960s 
as a model of cleanli- 
ness and harmony. 'Ihesc 
ideals wei'c promoted 
through the Salon des 
Arts Menagers, an annual 
trade show in Paris, simi- 
lar in .spirit to the world's 
fail's, showcasing technical innovations 
loi' the home. 'Ihe university's collection 
includes numei-ous posters advertising 
appliances for the "modern woman." But, 
according to Palermo, the underlying 
messages in tie posters«-^4 the Salon 
itself— were premotisg a paradoxical 
image ofthe modern woman. 

Palermo was sfirusk by 1ihi« notion 
while conducting archival research on 
the Salon outside Paris in tiie summer pf 
2007. (World's fairs and other la^^e-seale 
exhibitions are part of heracade3»i<^. 
specialization.) "French women were 
granted the right to vote in 1944," she 
says, "they had worked outside tiie 
home during the war and were becom- 
ing increasingly educated. They seemed 
poised to play a more active pubhcj role 
ia French society, but the message ofthe 
Salon— and the posters— urged them 
back into the home, where they need not 
take an interest in the world 

"Ironically, technological progress 
was leading to the reafBrmation of 
women's traditional roles in society. It 
wasn't modernizing their condition, just 
how they did the laundry.' 

With this in mind, Palermo worked 
with Daniel Olivetti, director of the 
Lore Degenstein Gallery, to open up the 
uniwsrsity's collectiociii to hex stodents 
studying 'Women in Postwar France. 
Olivetti was thrilled with the propo.sal, 
given his interest in partnering with 
faculty and students on e.xhihitions that 
merge art and scholarship. "It was the 
ultimate collaboration between (acuity 
and students. How can you gel any bet- 
ter than that," Olivetti says. 

The collaboration resulted in a 
display of about 3-5 posters, each ac- 
companied bv student analvsis, Tlie 
students also developed the exhibition's 
organizing concept, chose the post- 
ers and color scheme, researched and 
wrote the exhibition panels in Frencli 
and I-jiglish, compiled a visitor's guide, 
and placed the posters. In short, they 
learned how to launch an art exhibi- 
tion. .'\nd the\- presented oral remarks 
on opening night. 

Ihc pro)ect took students out ol 
their comfort zones to teach iheni about 
French: culture through th«iens of art.. 
Bvit this Isn't the first tinxe Palermo has 
stretched her students In new and 
exciting ways. 

She has brought her personal motto- 
seek adventiue in learning and in life 
(See related article. Page 54.)— to her 
classrooms for years. A prime example is 
her Advanced Conversation and Phonet- 
ics chss. When she tackled the class for 
the first tLi»e> she knew that the best way 
tofbcns on proaunciatian was to give 
it a pujrgose. The problem was finding a 
project that would motivate students to 
improve pronunciation while developing 
tbj^ discussion and negotiationddlls. 
Her answer: Ha-ve them produce a 
French play* Vxom this revelation sprang 
a new Sii3,S(j*^b6aaBia teadSlioii. the an- 
nual play, p6rfeiMafflevBry;JTo*^mber, is 
an original production entirely written, 
designed, acted and produced by her 
class. And, yes, It's aU done in French. 

It's an enormous time conimStroent 
for the class and for Palermo, So why 
does she do it? For the same reason 
she asked students to leave behind the 
safety net of the known to create an art 

lo ■ .Susquehamia Currents ■ Sum.mi-r 2ooy 

exhibition from the unknown. "Mov- 
ing from learning what's on the page to 
taking on a project in which you create 
from something yoa haven't learned yet 
is a huge risk, but at the same time, it's 
enormou^ satisfying," Palermo says. 

Processor op Biology Tamray Tbbin 
also cooks up some out-of-the-box 
teaching methods in her class, The Spice 
of Life, Just as Palermo uses art and the- 
atre in her Preac* classes, Tobin weaves 
one of the most basic of needs into sci- 
ence instruction, 

"The goal of The Spice of Life is to 
introduce students to the fajadamental 
concepts a-nd techaiqwes of a variety 
of seiense dlsd|iteies tbioagh a some- 
what vaasoal lens— the food they eat," 
ToWn sajys. 

A self-pjf6daJiHed Food Network 
jaaMe, lefeih Usts a Tariety of reasons 
for developing a science class based on 
food. First of all, food isn't scary. In fact 
she says, "It's fun to play with pur food: 

Then thejte's the obvious relevance 
to studaus* lives and the fact that aU 
their physical senses are involved ixi the 
leaBoiiig process. Food aad -c^ofcfiag 
are nahiral iirtetdiS<apHaairy -topiGS. too 
"[Ihsf] caa'iw*!$sd'fi>iBtfo4iaceii3sfotta- 
eaj, reiipou$i poteiGai aadeSMtatltoplcs 
quite easily," Tobin says. 

And finally, she says, *FollowiBg, 
evaLuatmgaod then improving upon a 
recipe teaches critical thinking, scientific 
reasoning and even math." 

Students in this course learn about 
the underlying science in the production 
and consumption of food products and 
apply that knowledge— and the scientific 
method— to design and improve recipes 
while cookinig and eating the food. For 
example, students leajrn eveary step of 
the chocolate prodaetion cycle, firom 

the cacao tree to the table. Ihef ta^we 
the physiology and biology of tiste, md 
discuss the gbbal jto^adss (^jchoeokte 
production, indodittg Inese bfade aad 
organic-growing practices. MebI, llief 
examine the science that uodfirUes 
the ingredients in a typical brownie 
mix. As the students cook the brownies, 
they observe how the brownies change 
chemically and physitaUy duidi^ ^ash 
step of the process. 

Ultimately, undffstandlng the sci- 
ence of food requires that "students in- 
vestigate not onJy rti basic bialogieal and 
chenaical components, but also the nu- 
tritional -values of itt ingredients and the 
ways Ixk which food handling, processing 
and coofcing Impact those values," Tobin 
says. In the end, she hopes the class will 
h% stiidents loaliGe informed and ethical 
decisions about the food they eat and the 
methods u$«<I lof repare those foods. 

PudFiissdR c)i- Ac:c;oL'N'nN(; Richard 
Davis spices up u class that, nn the 
siirtacc, may seem I'ather tliy. Since IS)').^, 
students in his Legal F.nvironment class 
have witnessed lirsthand the conse- 
quences ol unetiiical business tlecisions. 

V\'hile-ct)llar criminals tVom the 
federal prison camp at the U.S. Peniten- 
tiary at Lewisburg, Pa., visit campus to 
'ascribe the txansgre^Qns mat piungea 
them into fin«i*neia!l iafejamd landed - - 
them behind bars. Their sfoiies serve^as 
red flags for business majors who may 
someday face the temptation of un- 
ethical business practices. And because 
stories alone may not be compelling 
enough, Davis also takes the students to 
the penitentiary to visit the inmates. 

"When students have a chance to 
actually set foot in a penitentiary^ talk 
to white-collar criminals and see their 
prison cells, it tends to stick with them," 

Da\'is says. "Students remember l) 

trip more than any oilier part ot t| N 

course, and alunini repeatedh sa\ ''' 

■ i| 
was a ureal CNpeneiice. 

Among the convicteii while co|, 
criminals alunini ma\' ivmeniher ,\ ' i' 
1-red nellorfaiH) |r. and .Al l\)rro, \\.t 
made regular appearances on caEn^,, ^' 
through the years, some e\en alter ,, '* 
\veie released trom prison. ^')' 

nellorlano was introduced to tl^ 
Susquehanna community in 1998 \, 
serving a 1 lO-inontli sentence lor h^, '''•' 
fraud, racketeering and conspiracy. . '^ 
successful tax attorney in the Bosto, 
area, Dellorlano tell tft^m grace in t|, 
late 19«()s and .spent most ottlie loll^^' 
ing decade in prison. 

Ddiorfano was released firoaao. piv^ 
in 2001 but contstaied visiting Su^iy^ 
haana to tdl his story to future h^^liu 
leaders. In 2003, he even «ulhored a^^ 
article in The Openir^ Belk a bu^nft^^ 
and economics newsletter publisher! i 
the Sigmund Weis School of Busing ^ 
it, Dellorfano said hubris led to ovsi^^ 
fidence and imprudence. 

1 thought I conld do no v\ rt)ng, ' 
DfUtaiwtto -wrote, la realityi mffAi^ 
ggeilfi the way of gp^l ludgmettt." 

Porro, a successful attorney and K^ . 
ness owner who allowed greeii to liu-|i 
him Inloa Mob alliliated scam ,irtisi_ 
conveyed similar messages to 
students through the \ears. 
In 1999, Porro and his wife. 
Joan, were convicted on 19 
counts of fraud and tax evasion. 
They served prison terms of 
five years and four years, 
respectively. Like, 
Porro visited Susquehanna 
while Incarcerated and then 
returned afirer his release 
in 2004. 

■ 500ml 

Food and cooking are natural interdisciplinai; 
topics. ''[They] can be used to introduce 
historical, religious, political and ethical 

topics (|Ulte easily* — TammyTobin,ProfessorofBiology 



'^Yoii can xMomLizs doiftg almost 
aaytMag," lie told st group of st udtnts 
in 2005, But pedpk do so at their own 
peril, he said. Porro advised students to 
keep their ^os in check, choose their 
business partners wisely and always 
heei their conscience. 

consdotisncM. "Within the traditions of 
Buddhism, specifically Zen Buddhism, 
there is a distrust of the written word 
and direct communjcation in conveying 
its worldview," Mann says. 

So in addition to learning the history 
and beliefs of various Buddhist sects, 

'Textbook learning is 

quickly forgotten. I 

^ tliink we can all look " 

back to our college 
days and remember 
the experiential things 
so much more clearly/' 

—Richard Davis, Professor of Accounting 

Davis says he developed the white- 

c^lar-ciimin^program to help stu- 

dents internalize the ethical behavior he 
was teaching them in the classroom. He 
believes it's critical for faculty to weave 
experience-based teaching methodology 
into their classes. "Textbook learning is 
quickly forgotten," Davis says. "I think 
we can all look back to our college days 
and remember the experiential things so 
niucii more clcarlv." 

A BoD0Himi Cl4f S 
Professor of Stf^ei, 


students spend time practicing zazen, or 

_ seatedjneditation^Meditation isprac- 

ticed both in class and during a trip to a 
Zen monastery in nearby Pennsdale, Pa. 
"By moving beyond an objective commu- 
nication of facts about Buddhism and 
incorporating the experiential compo- 
nent of meditative practice, students' 
understanding of this religious tradition 
is deepened considerably," Mann says. 

So, too, is their understanding of the 
ttel^Qus traditions that shape their own 
te«^i^p<kjatierottK;ail'lO. "Giving 
ewetf E^EIi^6»-&* jf&jpec* it deserves, 
Six. MMS,|sWjied us "the opportunity 

of not only diving deep into the Bud- 
dhist religion, but into our own faiths as 
well by establishing a classroom setting 
that was both comfortable and intellec- 
tually stimulating," Karl says. 

Students who participate in Mann's 
PLUS (Philippines: Learning, Under- 
standing and Serving) program also 
obtain deep insight into their subject 
matter through experience. Students 
in this service-learning course study 
Filipino history, culture and language 
before taking a two -week trip to the 
country to work on construction 
projects in Lipa City and volunteer at 
a shelter for physically and sexually 

abused children in Manila^ 

^haTtfiey^ni without exception, 
is that learning about the Philippines 
through books and lectures has not 
permitted them to understand and ap- 
preciate how life is lived in a nation so 
different than our own," Mann says. "It 
is one thing to read about people living 
On less than $1 a day. It's quite another 
to sit in their homes, share a meal, play 
with their children and experience our 
common humanity." 

Jordan Musser '11, who participated 
in the program this year, says the cul- 
tural immersion provided students with 
a different perspective on the issues they 
discussed and contemplated before the 
trip. "We attained an understanding 
of the culture through direct contact 
and conversation with residents of the 
PhiUppines without the detachment 
of studying at a secluded university in 
central Pennsylvania," he says. 
This is precisely why Mann devel- 

-oped the-programT^'fceaming^oHt 

people can take place at a distance," he 
says, "but understanding others requires 
us to be present with them." 

A testament to this observation is an 
experience Frederick Rombouts '08 had 
at a shelter for street children. Rombouts, 
who went on the trip as a postgraduate 
last year and this year, met an 11-year- 
old girl named Rosalea at the shelter 
during his first trip. After teaching her a 
few guitar chords to keep her occupied, 
one day, Rombouts says she hugged him 
and thanked him for being her friend. 

12 • Su.squehanna Currents • Summer 2009 

She evea tem&ahexei. Urn from one 
to 1 aexL It's apnBiie«swi^le of -bow 
the fiiuailest fssbaie^cffl hmn a fsofeaa^ 

impact 1)11 people. "An act ol kindness 
or ^cncrosltv, whicli seems small to us, 
might be the greatest example at friend- 
ship they've ever seen, especially comini; 
iVom Americans whom they see as rich 
and wncrable," Rombouts says. 

Thi iu.'s .\o Qi;i:s iioN that experieii 
tial learning opportunities and cros,s- 
cullural experiences qualify as teaching 
methods that engage students. But some 
times sticking to the book can be just as 
eSedive. Just ask L^roencis Ratii. 

Oae course he tracfaffis, Book Review- 
ing, is a rigorous workshop introduc- 
ing students to various forms of book 
revi ewi ng. I n add it i un I uj;c adj luiJi ook — 
reviews and developing the skills needed 
to write reviews and critical essaxs, 
students produce pubhshable criticism 
and post entries to the Department of 
iinglish and Oeative Writing's new liter- 
ary criticism blog, Red Inc. 

Lindsey Guy '10 took the class 
becaLise she thought it would bo a fresh 
\vay ol critically approaching books. "As 
literature maiors, we all were used to 
working with standard literary criticism 
methods meant to be used in discussions 
with our peers and professors. Rut the 
Book Reviewing course had irs consider 
writing tor a different audience and 
taught us how we could communicate 
our thoughts about books to people 
outside academia," she sa\'s. 

Another literary topic Uoth tackles 
is an emerging force within academia, 
and students are learning about it in 
his survey course, 'Ihe Comic Book and 
Giaphic >^vej^But^if^i\'onej<igns up_for_ 
the class thinking it will be a cakewalk, 
they should think again. 

fhe class constitutes a .serious exami 
nation of the te.xtua! dynamics of comics 
and their elevation in U.S. literary culture. 
'It was not an easy A like some students 
expected," says Gregory Cwik '12. 

"[Roth] had the class do most of the 
talking and debating so we learned to 
analyze comics on our own withoiU 
being spoon-fed." 

Students who take the class are even 
offered the option of writiag their final 
papers ia eomic form, allowing them 

to combine their creativil\'and i^riiica] 
thinking skills, ami h) challenge them 
selves to translate ideas jntc verbal an^| 
visual media. 

"Ihe class oilers students who lo\e 
and collect comics the opportunity to 
(.liscuss tliem as a serious literar\' anil 
cultural pursuit," says Rotli, addini; th,)| 
as consumers, students learn they are a 
maior force in why graphic no\els havo 
migrated iioni the corner bookstore to 
the uni^■ersity classrt)om. 

Xumerous faculty members like 
Roth \seave popular culture into their 
teaching methodology, for instance, 
Dave Ramsaran, associate professor 
^f .soctoTogVaiuI head ol the Depart- 
ment of Sociology anil .Xnthropoiogy, 
teaches a C'ore Perspectives class based 
on the hit YV drama / osl. 'Ihe class is 
designeil to introduce first year students; 
to college lite. .Another example is an 
entrepreneurship class latight by .\s- 
sociate Professor of Management I.eanii 
Mischel, who iiins the com se in a way 
similar to Donald fruinp's realil\ show 
ihe Appn'Htii-c. 

Ikil why teach this wa\? Why go the 
extra mile to de\elop all these inno\a- 
ti\e teaching methods? for Roth, the 
answer is simple. I le defines education 
as "whal occurs in the gap belween 
teaching as an art and teaching as ,i 
craft. Weaving popidar cultural nialeri 
als into mv courses is ,i wa\ ol iranslal 
iiig what inspires me into daik practice, 
and so I hope my students will see lluil 
-axid-Lmftatc-ft."— — — — — — — 

However, a protessor's dri\'e lo 
enrich student learning is hardly a new 
concept. "Whal is inno\ative, perhaps, 
is simply the desire lo remain recep 
ti\'e to the most unexpected sources ol 
inspiration," Roth sa\s. .And at Susque 
lianna, lacultyseem lo have that notion 
(.lown to a science. — 

Vicloriii Kiiid ii disiildiil iliiwlor oj 
advancement communications and 
editor of Susquehanna Currents. 

lafflsiii^sotti giM^ a dasatMin discussion in 
lib course, The GomlcBookantKiraphic Novel. 

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SU Students Travel to the Middle East for International Education Conference 

by Ed Ruggcro 

Whkn Megan Petrie 'lo chosh to write a paper on Islam 
for a class on religious fundamentalism, she used as sources 
course texts, her professor and scholarly works available on the 
Internet. She never anticipated that within a few short months 
she'd have the opportunity to travel to a Muslim country for a 
firsthand view of a modern Middle Eastern state. Petrieand 10 
other faculty-recommended students participated in the 2009 
Education Without Borders conference held in the United 
Arab Emirates' sheikhdom of Dubai at the end of March. 

At first Petrie thought the offer of a free trip to Dubai 
seemed a little too good to be true. "Even after I was accept- 
ed, I kept expecting to get an e-mail saying, 'Your deposit 
for travel is due.'" Fortunately for the elementary education 
major from New Hope, Pa., Susquehanna provided financial 
support for what turned out to be a wonderful learning ex- 
perience. "This was a pretty special opportunity," Petrie says. 
"I was honored to be asked." 

Education Without Borders is a biennial conference host- 
ed by the Higher Colleges of Technology of the United Arab 
Emirates. Its stated aim is to create networks across cultures 
- -and-a-forwri-where-s+udetits~aTid-leadersTnnTrbiJsinessrell"u^~ 
cation, government and the humanitarian sector can share 
ideas on some of the world's most pressing problems. Susque- 
hanna President L. Jay Lemons also saw the conference as a 
step toward the kind of cross-cultural experience that will 
become part of every student's undergraduate education 
starting with the Class of 2013. 

"Tills is not a part of the world where SU students have 
had regular contact, but it's an area growing in importance 
for the global economy," Lemons says. "While this confer- 
ence is not long enough to constitute the kind of experience 
the university has envisioned to fulfill the new requirement, 
it is a great opportunity for those attending and a chance for 
Susquehanna to test those educational theories that will be in 
play in other cross-cultural ventures." 

Claire Polaack'09 enjoy; ".oriie sightseeing ne,ir ihe world leriownecl 
Burj Al Arab hotel. 

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! 1 

SU students late bi die m\ during sohk dovm Sme st the Educatfon WithcMit Borders 
conierenceln bafmy Oiial. 

In Petrie's case the opportwnlty started with that paper 
she wrote, im which she focused on Pakistan and Afghani- 
stan. Ite ja:0ifesS0* htard about the cdnfeenee and su^ested 
the firip wodMl gif e her a dose-op toek *t a. fiheral and politi- 
cally s^ble Muslim mmittf. "That kind of travel with the 
chaflce to ^perience foreign oJltares and learo about different 
ways of Ibdklic^at teagSj i^ espedallf important for a teacher," 
Petrie says, *f II haw a broader perapeettvs, which will make 
me better at my job." 

T)SE TRIP STARTED With a long bus ride jfooni Stisquehanna 
to JFK airport in New York City, Mowed by an epic 13-hour 
plane trip to the United Arab Emirates. The ultra-mGdern city 
of Dubai sits on the shore of the Arabian Peninsula where the 
Persian Gulf narrows toward the Strait of Hormuz. Dubai is 
a planned city being built mostly from scratch, with striking 
man-made islands and peninsulas fanned out like giant palms, 
and the Burj Dubai, currently the world's tallest building at 800 
meters. (In comparison» the antenna on Chicago's Willis Tower 
[formerly Sears Tower] reaches a tad higher than 500 meters.) 

Brooks 01|iMn '10, a business administration major from 
New Freedom, Pa„ found everything about the conference 
welcoming, from the plush suites with their sky-high views 
of the coast to the gigantic meeting rooms where the hun- 
dreds of delegates gathered to hear keynote and plenary 
speakers such as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of 
Indian Sir John Rose, CEO of Rolls-Royce; Jennifer Azzi, 
a U-S. Olympic gold medalist in women's basketball; and 
Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian-American engineer and the 
first Muslim woman in spaice, 

Brittany Bunting '09, an education and French major 
from Northumberland, Pa., was especially inspired by Andrew 
Muir, executive director of the WOderness Foundation of 
South Africa. Muir spoke about his team's work with African 
children displaced by long wars and the HIV/AIDS epidem- 
ics. Bunting, who sometimes wonders how she'll connect with 
students who seem unreachable, says Muir presented her with 
a straightforward guideline: We must provide opportunities 
to succeed and time to heal. 

"It was dear to me that his intentions were solely for the 
betterment of the orphans with whom he worked and that he 
was genuinely and wholeheartedly invested in their develop- 
ment," Bunting says. 

But by far the most inspiring part of the conferfflice for 
Bttnting was seeing what students her age are doing to improve 
the world around them. In particular, she was intrigued with 
a presentation by students from the Wharton School at the 
University of Pennsylvania who founded an online philan- 
thropic community called Qivology. "By devdoping a Web site 
based on the social networking framework, they've created a 
convenient outlet for people to become involved in microfi- 
nance efforts to help students around the world," Bunting says. 
She came away from the conference with a simple, powerful 
truth— great opporttmities exist in simple ideas— that she 
plans to put to work by joining Givology as a volunteer. 

In addition to Che invited speakers, the participants heard 
student presentations on sustainability, energy policy and the 
fixture of education. Claire Polcrack '09, a mathematics and 
secondary education major from Shunk, Pa., was drawn to 
one student's discussion of education in Nicaragua, a country 
where a generation of children has suffered the effects of a long 
war and the aeeompajiying economic turmoil. Polcrack, who 
wiU go from SU to a Teach for America job in Connecticut 
after graduaHoji, bdieves she'll see some of the same effects in 
the economically cihalleraged school district where she'll spend 
the next few years. 

The conference's inteflectu^ aagagement didn't begin and 
end with student presentations of disttnguished speakers, SU 
students made an evening visit to Pubai's fiamous Gold Souk, 
a traditional open-air market with hundreds of jewelry shops 
and thousands of European tourisits. The nearby Spice Souk 
was a httle more earthy, with open bins of spices and herbs 
used in local cuisine, stacks of colorful platesy pots and pans, 
and traditional Arab dress hanging next to T-shirts emblSr 
zoned with the logos of Dubai's luxury hotels. 

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Piaured are, left to right, Brool(s Olphin '10, Andrew Steele '11, Laura Gausmann '09, Megali 
Petrle '10 and Andrew Jarzylc '09, members of the Susquehanna delegation that traveled to 
Dubai In March 

His Highness Sheikh Nahayan Mabaral( Al Nahayan, the United Arab Emirates minister of higher education and scientific research and chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology, 
addresses the audience at the Education Without Borders conference. 

Petrie enjoyed the utterly foreign feel of the souks, with 
their tiny aisles and noisy shopkeepers trying to engage cus- 
tomers by calling out guesses as to their nationalities. While 
they were in the souk, the students also heard the traditional 
call to prayer from the surrounding mosques and minarets. 
"We were leaving the market after sunset," Petrie says, "and 
suddenly we could hear all these calls, all these different tones" 
from the mosques and minarets in the area. 

Each op the students had a "We're not in Kansas anymore" 
moment like this, and those memories still resonate at home 
in Pennsylvania. 

"Sometimes we have these exaggerated stereotypes [about 
the Middle East] here in the U.S.," says Seth Marshall '09, 
an accounting major from Barto, Pa. "For instance, [ used to 
think that the very conservative dress in Muslim countries, es- 
pecially for women, was mandated. I learned that many people 
dress that way because it's an individual or family choice." 

For Marshall, some of the most memorable e.xchanges 
took place among the student delegates in between the larger 
meetings. "The students were all pretty much in the same 
position," he says. "We went there to meet people and have new 
experiences. That made it easy to just walk up to someone from 
another country and strike up a conversation." 

Like many of the students, Marshall also brought back 
some things that will, he believes, have a larger impact on his 
life. "The former president of India asked a seemingly straight- 
forward question that's actually pretty powerful," Marshall 
says. "He asked us what we want to be remembered for." 

The experience will also have a long-lasting effect on Laura 
Gausmann '09, of York, Pa. Gausmann was encouraged to 

see that students all over the world are wrestling with and 
applying their talents to the same issues — education, sustain 
ability, the environment — that she has studied as a political 
science major. 

"I was encouraged because, after being there, I know that 
SU students are absolutely capable of presenting and making a 
dif!"erence," Gausmann says. "We just got involved too late this 
year to submit papers, but it's definitely something the univer- 
sity should pursue in the future." 

Gausmann says that the sheer scale of everything at the 
conference left a big impression. "I expected, I guess, .some- 
thing very conservative," she says of Dubai. "But until you .see 
it you can't imagine how big it is, and how modern. Somebody 
called it the Las Vegas of the Middle East." 

The trip did more than impress Gausmann; it helped her 
make a decision about the future. "Eventually I want to get an 
M.B.A.," she says, "and I had been thinking about working in 
corporate and social responsibility, helping companies fulfill 
their responsibilities to society, lite conference helped me 
decide that's what I want to do." 

Lemons came back from the long trip jet-lagged but excited 
about the prospects for future students, not just at the next 
Education Without Borders Conference, but in the university's 
growing cross-cultural program. 

"The travel, the experience of a different culture, the chance 
to shatter stereotypes and challenge assumptions— these are 
all pieces of the undergraduate education we want to provide 
students at Susquehanna." — 

Ed Ruggero is a contributing writer from Wallingford, Pa. 

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Lisa Scott 

Chief Diversity Officer 

President t, fay Lemons committed to hiring a chief diversity 
officer this year to advise him on policy issues related to diver- 
sity and inclusion at Susquehanna University, a decision widely 
supported by the campus community. Lisa Scott began serving 
as special assistant to the president for equity and inclusion and 
chief diversity officer on July 1. Earlier this year, Susquehanna 
Currents interviewed her as she was completing her tenure as 
director of institutional equity and diversity at Denison Univer- 
sity in Granville, Ohio. 

SC: What matters will be of primary concern to you as chief 
diversity officer? 

LS; My "first 100 days" will be focused on assessing the diver- 
sity work at Susquehanna University to date. I am interested 
in looking across the university and understanding the depth 
and breadth of diversity initiatives. In other words, how 
broad, how deep and how impactful have the outcomes of 
these initiatives been? 

SC: How can students, faculty and staff at Susquehanna work 
toward creating a more welcoming and diverse campus, both 
short term and long term? 

LS: I like to talk about "community." Writer and social 
activist bell hooks once stated; "Community is made; it 
doesn't happen automatically." Efforts to create a welcoming 
community for all who work, learn and live at Susquehanna 
University, as well as the surrounding community, require 
both individual and collective will. They require persistent 
consciousness of the lived experiences of others— in particu- 
lar, those not like oneself. 

SC: In ysur opinion, vAat does iic appoiJitment of a chief 
diversity officer at the prendiOiitial cahinet level say about 
SU's commttmeat to becoraing a ittof e divert and 
wekoflniag place? 

LS: It sa^ that we have taken the aext step. It reflects the in- 
tent to move diversity and related issues from the naargins 
to the center. 

SC: What is most Importaat for SU community members to ^ 
wmtt of as we Mice this nejEf step toward a frdler, more dfivei^* 
and welcoming camptis? 

LS: Every caEttpus is a unii^e comrounity. No trwo are the 
same. Diversity work is conducted in tiheconteiet of i±ie local 
and broader environment that it is situated in. It will also 
be good for us to be reminded that diversity is inherent to 
academic excellence. It is not marginal, but integral. Effective 
diversity work must be sustained for significant periods of 
time. It requires patience and commitment, It requires letting 
go of preconceived ideas and opinions. Diversity work requires 
all of us to first look inward, not outward, for the answers. Tol- 
erance is not the goal of diversity. Lastly, a truly multicultural 
community is not the responsibility of one person or depart- 
ment. Rather, it is the responsibility of all of us who live, learn 
and work together. 


In Step at Susquehanna 

Dance. It^ an art forna, a sport, an escape—and it's growing at 
Susquehanna, both as an academic program and as an extracux- 
ricular activity. For the past few years, students ha^ns pursued 
dance as a minor in the theatre department 

The minor requires 16 semester hours of coursework, includ- 
ing Foundations of Dance, three levels of modern dance and 
electives chosen from courses such as Contemporary Ballroom 
Dance, taught by Joan Meyer Clark, founder of the Moyer 
Institute of Dancing in Sunbury, Pa. The class has been a feivorite 
among students since its addition to the course catalog in 2007. 
In addition to taking classes in dance, students can also partici- 
pate in the growing number of extracurricular dance opportuni- 
ties on campus, including SU Dance Corps, SU S'wings and SU 
Belly Dance Circle. 

"I think the bend&t of taking a dance class is that it can 
remove you from the everyday stress of life— both social and 
academic," says Anne Doctor, who teaches Modern Dance I and 
Modern Dance 11. "Dance offers a wonderful emotional release." 

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from most leisure activities, ^orts 
iy in that it is physical, inteUectuai and 
Iso has the added benefit of being great 
swimmdng. It is supposed to be one of the 
e because it uses all muscle groups in your 

s a decades-long career as both a dancer 
minds her students about the mental ben- 
s an incredible amount of concentration 
rm while also remembering all the chore- 
'er '00 Stephenson, associate director of 
viser for SU Dance Corps, notes the health 
tes as well. 

enefit is the self-confidence dance can 
npkins '12 and Collin Claik'll have 
thand while participating in extracurricu- 
mpkins, president of the SU Belly Dance 
it really helped make ail of us more confi- 
and our bodies." Clark, former president of 
nilar experience with swing dancing. "The 
Snitely the way it can help shape us. I was 
ny first meeting a timid mess," says Clark, 
g, 1 noticed myself becoming more cDn- 
e seen this happen, to a lot of people, and 
n I recognize the impact .swing dancing 


lbs and groups at SU are largely composed 
iffer oppottunities for exercise aad personal 
mers and experienced dancers who want to 
college. And for those who want to pursue 
:d study, the dance minor is a rich addition 
frams oflfered at Susquehanna. 


Food for Thought 

novementdurlng a modem dance class. 

In an American food culture dominated by such figures as 
Rachael Ray and Gordon Ramsay, and caltivated by the popu- 
larity of culinary reality TV, it was only a matter of time before 
a student decided to research the phenomenon for Senior 
Scholars Day, a Susquehanna tradition dating back more 
than 30 years. That student was Madeline Shores '09 who, 
on April 21, presented her senior research project, "Literary 
Culture Takes a Seat at the Dinner Table." 

Degenstein Campus Center and the Cunningham Center for 
Music and Art were abuzz with activity as students presented 
their research and senior projecrts on subjects as diverse as 
biology and music, chemistry and literature. The all-day a/feir 
included oral presentations in the campus center, student music 
recitals in Stretansky Concert Hail, and displays of student graph- 
ic design work in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. 

Senior Scholars Day offers seniors the opportunity to 
showcase their scholarly and creative projects. It also is an op- 
portunity for feculty research advisers to applaud student work 
and take pride in the academic guidance they have given the 
students during their time at SU. 

The experience of presenting work at Setiior Scholars Day is 
unique among most students' scholarly endeavors at SU, "This 
project allowed me to explore my own interests and write about 
them creatively and academically in a way I would not have 
been able to in a classroom setting," says Shores. "Presenting my 
work at Senior Scholars Day gave me confidence to discuss my 
atypical research and helped me develop my critical opinions." 

Shores' research, though distinct from many of the other 
projects on display at Senior Scholars Day, was highly relevant. 
Supervised by Laxirence Roth, professor of English and coordi- 
nator of the Jewish Studies program, Shores studied the influ- 
ence of hterary culture on the recent explosive popularity of 
the culinary arts in U.S. culture. "My research, unlike many of 
the other posters I presented alongside at Senior Scholars Day, 
was a consideration of a particular literary culture and Its social 
significance, rather than a scientific experiment," she says. "By 
examining trends in literary food writing over the past 10 years, 
and in the context of its historical development, I determined 
that literary culture is a major contributor and driving force 
behind the contemporary popularity of the culinary arts." 

Shores' research was one of about 100 projects presented at 
Senior Scholars Day, testifying to Susquehanna's commitment 
to academic excellence and student-faculty collaboration. The 
event is a celebration of this commitment not only for seniors 
and faculty advisers, but for the campus community as a whole. 

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Design Students Dominate 
Student ADDY Competition 

Susqiiekanna graphic design studcB^ took home 18 of 21 pos- 
sfcle awards In Ntwch from the Greater Frederick iM'^^rtismg 
Federations %sAtai ADDY compeStiOE. StBdraat award win- 
ners were seniors Itacj' "Bmsasm Bsbecca Bisifefed^ Jfsssica 
OswaM, jQeMca;«^age, :^e Nalls» Rot)ert Bttll, iiptje lObal 
and Me^ediibi Tofflftei^ 

"While Siis<iBiehanQa is a liberal arts coEege aad ife wd 
department is relativdf small, Sxi»<|u«hattaa can hoM its own 
in any desi^ eocffipstjiicinr Braaiier sa|^s. 

the ADDY aswards afie th^ kcgest cojapetttioa to advertis- 
ing^ m& tke student AD0Ys inirror the tteee-tiered sixueture 
of the pKjfessional competili©!! at foe local, slate aad ntational 
levels. Stuient work is |u%ed tf psofessioiials in the fiel4 and 
the competition gives design students opportunities to build 
their resumes and portfolios, and to benefit from exposure to 
professional critique and judging. 

Brauner, who took home Best of Show and two Gold 
ADDY awards, expressed the significance of having work 
noticed by professionals in this setting: "The biggest value in 
entering this competition is the exposure of your work." She 
says MarkFertig, associate professor of graphic design and 
head of the Department of Art, encourages all design students 
to enter the competition and offers insight into which pieces 
might be most successful. 

SU Students Present Research 

Presenting is an invaluable experience for undergraduates, 
Richard says, exposing them to other research and putting them 
outside of their comfort zones. TYaditionally, Susquehanna's 
sciences have been heavily represented at the conference, but 
Richard expresses a desire for broader representation in the 
future. He encourages students from other disciplines, such 
as philosophy, music and creative writing, to apply and hopes 
faculty will explore the opportunity with their students. Ab- 
stract submissions for the 2010 conference at the University of 
Montana open in October. 

Faculty Honored for Excellence 
InTeaching and Service 

Geneive Henry and W. Douglas Powers were honored at 
Susquehanna's iSlst Commencement for exemplary service 
to the institution. 


TMffy-fQig^Sasf Ji^haana students and seven fecultjr sBttembera 
trawded to ths Vntsr^stty of WisconiSlfl-La Cro^e in AprS 
fer th.6 2MMafioiml;CQnfedence on Undergraduate Research 
(NCSUKJi. Piofessor of Biology David Richard says NCUB. is 
dJste* &0ffi.iOtii«r uad^pftdaate. conferences in that it is 
ija5ioO;^«ul;«i4ti#!Cl^lteayry. This year SU students presented 
wolk In MSSmi toi^ss chaiBistry, eaxtti and environmental 

science .aadp^phsdiSM' 

Lai%c#<iS^ f^Si^tttden;^ ha^ve ri^arly presented at 
NCUB" *Bw a TjgfceKi^of !03|ffi#B% we probably tee^ more peo- 
ple goiag,(«ns^ligiy ife«n;9Ef otiisa: (jonipaGiity] intecouRtrj^' 
says Richard. He gteibute? tii&l^eif lofenlty dedicatioa aad 
university commitment to feKaicJj^ttdiSdhOlps^ as leaaokig. 

Henry, as.sociate professor of chemistry, was awarded the 
John C. Horn LcctLircship for outstanding scholarship and 
conscientious service to the university. I he award is named for 
a former longtime member and chairman of Susquehanna's 
board oftrustees. As this year's recipient, Henry will deliver a 
public lecture during the 2009-10 academic year. 

Henry earned her bachelor's and doctorate degrees at the 
University ol the West Indies and did postdoctoral work at 
Harvard University and Michigan State University. She joined 
the Susquehanna University faculty in 2003. An organic 
chemist, she focuses her research on organic synthesis and 
natural product chemistry from rare and endemic plants of 
Pennsylvania and (Caribbean regions. 

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"Her nominators praise her as an exceptional example to 
the Gomniunity of what it means to be both a scholar-teacher 
and a member of a larger academic community^ says Linda 
McMillin. provost and dean of faculty. 

Powers, associate professor and head of the Department of 
Theatre, was honored with the Susquehanna University Teach- 
ing Award- Powers earned master's degrees from the University 
of Missoiiri-Kansas City and Ohio University and a doctor- 
ate frona the University of Missouti-Columbia. He joined 
the Susquehanna feculty in 20O0. In addition to his teaching 
responsibilities, he directs three major stage productions each 
year. A professional actor and director. Powers is a member 
of the Actors' Equity Association, 

"Students In his classes are successful on the stage, in their 
courses and in their postbaccalaureate experiences as actors 
ajfid djiectors— all testaments to the excellence of his teaching," 
McMillin says. 

University Communications Wins Awards 
I n International CASE Competition 

University Communications has earned two awards in the 
CASE Circle of Excellence international competition. The 
the fi-ve awards Susquehanna earned earlier 
this year in the CASE District II rigjonal competition. 

The office received a silver award in the ¥isaal Identity 
Systems category, in recognition of a newly designed view- 
book, alumni magazine, departmental majors cards, letter- 
head and business cards, SU 150 appeal brochure, and 
aaa athletics and recreation brochure. 

CASiS gave the oi&ce a bronze award in the Excellence in 
Design: Single-Page Publications category, the only award given 
In this category. The winning entry was for a Supporting the 
ScjeneeS brochure designed by Creative Services Manager Nick 
Stephenson '99 and graphic designer Steven Semanchik '08. 

Susquehanna Grad Earns 
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship 

Susquehanna University's Joel Patch '09 was selected as one of 
serven men's basketball players from all three NCAA divisions 
for a 20O9 NCAA postgraduate scholarship. 

Patch is attending Widener University's School of Law in 
Harrishurg, Pa., and applying the $7,500 award toward a law 
degree with an emphasis on enviromnentallawi Patch main- 
tained a 3.69 grade point average as an eardi and enyfronmen- 
tml sciences major at Susquehanna. 

Menibaste^i spidoutJoel PatiA'oS pmsenis his researcii du^ 

Day, an annua) e«ent htgftitgfittng We research projects and scholarly worb of 

Susquehanna's seniors. 

He was one of 10 men's finalists for the 2009 Jostens Tro- 
phy, awarded to the Division III Player of the Year. He led the 
Landmark Conference this past season and tied for 14th in 
Division III in rebounding, with 11.2 rebounds per game. He 
also finished second in the Landmark In scoring (17,5 points 
per game) and fourth in blocked shots (27), Patch finished 
the 2008-09 campaign with 16 double-doubles, including 
four straight to end the season. He moved into the top 25 in 
Susquehanna men's basketball history in career points (1,067). 
He was also a first-team all- Landmark player and the confer- 
ence's Player of the Year. He earned second-team D3hoops,com 
all-Middle Atlantic Region honors on March 18 and first-team 
National Association of Basketball Coaches all-Middle Atlantic 
District honors on March 25. 

NCAA postgraduate scholarships are awarded annually to 
student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who 
are in their final year of LntercoUegiate athletics competition. 

Contributing writers to The 'Grove are Robert Edward Healy III 
Victoria Kiddand Billie Tadros '10. 

Summer 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 21 



Running back Dave Paveletz '10, punter/place-kicker Bobby 
Eppleman '1 1 and offensive lineman Drew Champney '10 will all 
return for Susquehanna football in the fall with great expectations 
and the opportunity to join a long list of SU football Ail-Americans. 

Eppleman has joined that list already. In 2008, he and safety 
John Lunardi '09 earned second-team All-America honors from, but Paveletz and Champney are still waiting 
for their turn. 

The numbers are impressive for Paveletz, who, with his bull- 
ish, 5foot-9, 225-pound frame, has gained a school-record 3,31 7 
rushing yards in his career, including 1 ,31 4 and 1 ,1 73 yards in 2008 
and 2007, respectively, each of which led the Liberty League. Those 
1,314 yards ranked 14th in NCAA Division III last year, and his 108 
points (on 1 8 touchdowns) tied for 20th in Division III. The latter two 
numbers both led the Liberty in 2008 as well, just as Paveletz also 
led the league in 2007 with ] 5 TD and 90 points. 

The 1,314 rushing yards rank second in school history for a 
single season behind the record set by Matt Wichlinski '00, who 
ran for just eight more yards in 1 997. Of Paveletz's 1 8 TD last year, 
1 7 came on rushes, an accomplishment that also ranks second to 
Wichlinski (18 in 1997) in school single-season history. Paveletz sits 
third in SU history in career rushing ID with 36. Wichlinski ran for 37 
from 1 995 to 1 998, and Jason Eck '05 ran for 45 from 2001 to 2004. 

Paveletz has been a first-team all-Liberty running back in each 
of ttie last two seasons, including being a unanimous selection last 

would be helping the team win. I want to help the team win more 
than anything else." 

Champney was a third-team all-region choice at offensive tackle 
in 2008. The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder also was a unanimous all-Liberty 
first-team offensive lineman last year and a second-team offensive 
lineman in 2007. He started all 1 games for Susquehanna in 2008 
and protected the blind side of right-handed starting quarterback 
and all-Liberty honorable mention Derek Pope '09, while also help- 
ing to pave the way for Paveletz. 

"It would be a great honor to be selected as an Ail-American," 
says Champney. "But I don't really think about that. This year, I'm 
looking forward to working hard and building the most dominant 
offensive line in the Liberty. 

"Being an All-American would be nice, but I would much rather 
win a league championship and make the [national] playoffs." 

And with these three returning, it's certainly possible. 

Susquehanna University has partnered with PrestoSports to im- 
prove the presentation of its athletics department on the Web. 

The site,, also can be accessed through the 
department's former Web address, features lengthy archives of SU athletics; person- 

carries and 288 yards 

ter on Oct. 1 1 . He ran for four TD in that g 

single-game record. He has done it twice. 

"I want the school single-season rushing record, too," says 
Paveletz. "1 always set my goals high, and this year, I'd love to have 
about 1 ,500 rushing yards, 2,000 all-purpose yards and maybe five 
yards per carry. And even one fumble is too many. I have all of those 
goals written down on a big piece of paper, but at the bottom of 
that paper, it reads, 'What would you give them all up for?' And the 
answer is a Liberty League championship." 

Eppleman also had a remarkable 2008. He averaged 42.74 
yards per punt, good for third in Division III and better than 1 2 NFL 
punters last season. That average is both a career and single-season 
record at Susquehanna. He also broke the school record with a 73- 
yard punt ilia 10-3 win over Juniata College on Sept. 13. 

Just 1 1 days after joining Lunardi on the all-East 
Region first team, Eppleman became the only non-junior or senior to 
earn 2008 All-America honors. Eppleman was a first- 
team all-Liberty punter and second-team place-kicker last season. He 
was an all-league honorable mention place-kicker in 2007. 


inside the 20-yard line, my average [per punt] may go down, but I 


22 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Summkh 2009 

Kathy Kroupa in coach mode 

A look at Kathy Kroupa's alreaciy outdated business card tells you 
many things, but mostly one thing: She's busy. 

When she's not coaching two varsity teams on campus— soft- 
ball and women's soccer— she's working as the senior woman 
administrator of Susquehanna athletics and the CHAMPS/Life Skills 

coordinator, two more hats that 
somehow fit with amazing ease. 
"I am very fortunate to 
ye a job that I love,' says 
■^ipa. 'We have tremendous 
dent-athletes here, and they 
make all the extra time and ef- 
fort I put into the many facets 
ny job worthwhile. 
1*1 just try to balance 
everything, and time manage- 
ment is definitely key. I think 
it is always easier to work hard 

tn you love what you do 
whom you work with." 
The 2008-09 school year 
one of the most successful 
in the history of SU athletics, 
b with that. 
. jomen's soccer team to a 5-9-4 
record, including a fifth-place 2-3-1 mark in the Landmark Confer- 
ence, just one spot shy of the postseason. Nonetheless, SU's finish 
helped the department place first in the fall standings of the Land- 
mark President's All-Sports Cup. 

Women's soccer also landed three players on the 2008 all- 
Landmark team and an amazing 17 players on the 2008 Landmark 
fall academic honor roll, more than any other SU team. 

"[That] team is headed in a great direction, and I am very ex- 
cited about the upcoming season," says Kroupa. "Last year, we had 
so many close games that we just didn't convert into wins. I know 
this year will be different." 

Things got even better in the spring, as SU Softball rang up a 
22-15-0 record, including a second-place 8-4-0 Landmark count. 
Among SU's 22 wins was a 5-4, extra-inning victory at nationally 
ranked No. 21 York College of Pennsylvania on March 17. 

The Crusaders were led by four all-Landmark players in 2009, 
including two first-teamers. The women also earned 10 spots on 
the Landmark spring academic honor roll last season, including 

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In the fall, 

Kroupa's nrst baseman, Laurie Blaszka '09, led the team 
with five home runs in 2009, one shy of the single-season school 
record. Blaszka's 10 career homers are the Susquehanna record. 
She earned SU athletics' esteemed Connie Hamum Award for the 
2008-09 academic year, an award that annually honors the athlet- 
ics department's female senior who best represents the ideals of 
intercollegiate athletics. 

"Our Softball season was amazing," says Kroupa. "The ladies 
did such a great job and really performed to the high level I 
knew they could. 

"Playing for a championship was awesome, and even though 
we didn't win, I am so proud of our team and all of our accomplish- 
ments. The best part of it is that while we lost two key players to 
graduation, that is all we lost. So there is a lot of excitement about 
what we can accomplish next year." 

Kroupa has posted a 115-101-1 record during her tenure with 
SU Softball, including winning seasons in five out of the last six 
years. She picked up her 100th win with the team In a 6-3 Land- 
mark victory over The Catholic University of America on March 21. 

A native of Weston, Conn., Kroupa was a four-year starter at 
first base for Gettysburg College from 1992 to 1995, earning first- 
team Centennial Conference honors as a senior. She also started as 
goalkeeper for the Gettysburg women's soccer team and still holds 
school records for career wins (44), shutouts (26), save percentage 
(.842), saves (420) and saves per game (6.46). 

"I think my background as a student-athlete really drives me 
in my profession," says Kroupa. "My experiences In athletics were 
great, and I want to help our current student-athletes realize that 
same great experience. 

"I truly believe that the values and skills that you learn in athlet 
ics transcend into your entire life, and those life lessons are what 
have gotten me to where I am today." 

Kroupa served as head Softball coach at Rosemont College 
during the 1997 and 1998 seasons before becoming head coach at 
Franklin & Marshall College in the fall of 1998. She improved Rose- 
mont's 1-20-0 record in 1997 to a 23-13-0 record the very next year. 

She has been the head women's soccer coach at SU since 2006 
and the head softball coach since 2003. After graduating from Get 
tysburg in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, she earned 
a master's degree in counseling psychology from Radford Univer- 
sity in 1998. 

"When I first went to graduate school, coaching was not my 
primary goal," says Kroupa. "I really thought I wanted to work in 
counseling services or a similar venue. 

"I was on campus for about two days when I realized I had to be 
involved in athletics in some way. So I started as a volunteer assistant 

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Summer 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 23 


Susquehanna University's pitcher/outfielder John Lunardi'09 

earned a spot on the 2009 All-America 
team on May 20. 

That was the second All-America honor for Lunardi 
during the 2008-09 academic year He landed on the All-America second team as a safety this 
past fall before earning this third-team honor as a utility 
player in baseball, 

Lunardi, the 2009 Landmark Conference Player 
and Pitcher of the Year, earned first-team all-Landmark 
honors the past two seasons as both a starting pitcher 
and an outfielder. 

He pitched the 14th perfect game In NCAA Division 111 
history this past season and then hit two home runs the 
next day to earn national recognition from USA Today and 
Sports Illustrated. He is currently ranked seventh in Divi- 
sion III in lowest earned run average (1 .60). As a tri-captain 
of the 2009 Landmark regular-season champions, he led 
the conference in lowest ERA and lowest opposing batting 
average (.193). He also tied for most wins (seven) and least 
walks allowed (nine) and tied for second in batters struck out (51). He broke the Susque- 
hanna career record this season in runs scored (127) while also leading the team with a .415 
batting average, a .517 on-base percentage, a .695 slugging percentage and eight home 
runs. fHis 42 runs in 2009 tied for the team lead. 

Lunardi had an outstanding defensive season as well, committing just one error in 121 
fielding chances and helping to turn four double plays. 

During the 2008 football season, he led the Liberty League and ranked second in Divi- 
sion HI in passes defended per game (2.10). He also intercepted five passes for 72 return 
yards and made 61 tackles (34 solo), including one for a loss, to make the all-Liberty first 
team as a defensive back. 

Left: John Lunardi'09 runs the ball down the field. 
Above: Lunardi poised to release a pitch as he worked 
toward the 14th perfect game in NCAA Di/ision 111 
history this past season. 


Mitch Mercer'lO 


Women's basketball player Samantha Jansson '10 and men's golfer Mitch 
Mercer '10 represented Susquehanna University at the 2009 NCAA National 
Student-Athlete Development Conference May 24-27 at the Walt Disney World 
Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference provided attending 
student-athletes with a forum to openly discuss issues that may affect them on 
their campuses and in their communities, while also providing them with the 
opportunity to enhance their leadership, communication, decision-making and 
problem-solving skills. It also promoted better communication among student- 
athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and university stakeholders. 

"[The conference] taught me so much about myself and how people see me as 
a leader. If I'm proactive in bringing all that I've learned back to Susquehanna, our 
campus will be that much stronger as a community," says Jansson. 

Mercer says the conference was a great way to meet other student-athletes. "I 
was amazed how much I learned about other schools, students and even myself." 

The contributing writer to Scoretioard is Robert Edward Healy III, direaor of 
athletics communications. 

2^ ■ .Susquehanna Currents ■ Sl'm.vii-r 2009 

People rPlaces 

Travel Writing in South Africa 

For one professor, it will be a homecoming. For participating 
students, it wiU be a world away from home. Either way, Travel 
Writing in South Africa promises to be a cultural adventure. 
Led by South African native Glen Relief, assistant professor of 
English and creative writing, and Jeona Fredericks '06, coor- 
dinator of residence life for student conduct, this 2 1/2-week 
study excursion on one of the world's most diverse and fasci- 
nating continents is designed to expose students to cultural 
similarities and differences, while teaching them the craft of 
international travel writing. In the process, students will gain a 
better understanding of their own culture. 

"In addition to posing the question, 'Who am I in relation 
to this culture and environment?', travel writing of any depth 
requires students to ask, "How do I feel about these sinailarities 
and differences, and why?' This question in itself requires stu- 
dents to demonstrate critical awareness of their own cultural 
values and identit)?," says Retief 

Ihe trip will be offered for the first time over winter break 
of the 2010-11 school year. The following semester, students 
will take a travel writing workshop in which they will read 
examples of international travel writing and compose their 
own 3,000- to 6,000-word travel essays. Tbelr preparation for 
writing will come from the extensive field research they do 
while in country. 

The trip will expose students to various South African 
cultures, including Xhosa, Afrikaner, coloured (mixed race) 
and Muslim cultures. In Cape Town, students will visit several 
sites that provide an overview of South African history and 
society. These sites include the District Six apartheid museum, 
a slave lodge and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was 
imprisoned. Ihey will go on a "township tour" to experience 
firsthand urban black South African culture and visit a mosque 
affiliated with Cape Town's large MusUm community. A tour 
of the castle where Dutch colonists first settled Africa and a 
trip to Addo Elephant National Park to see lions, leopards, 
elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and other animals in their natural 
habitat wiU also be on their itinerary. 

The centerpiece of the cross-cultural experience will 
be thciir lO^ay stay in Mdumbi, a backpackers' hostel in a 
■ traditional Xhosa village overlooking the Indian Ocean near 
Mandela's birthplace. The hostel will provide students with the 
opportunity to learn local iarming and fishing techniques, 
examine Xhosa judicial and political structures, and even 
consult a diviner. 

Glen Retief and lenna Frederidts '06 at the mouth of Storms Rher In Tsitsilumma National 
Paric, South Afifca 

For about 30 minutes each day, students and program lead- 
ers wUl write in travel journals in an effort to record and reflect 
on what they have seen, heard and experienced. Their fiirst 
journal entry will reflect on a series of quotes that define culture 
from anthropological, sociological and literary points of view. 
In short, students will examine what culture means to them. 

Fredericks, who accompanied Retief on an exploratory 
trip to South Africa last winter to investigate the feasibility 
of the program, says: "As an alumna and writing major, I can 
appreciate firsthand how this unique opportunity will forever 
change the lives and perspectives of our students. Hearing 
about Glen's experiences from recent South African history, 
seeing the diversity of the country's landscape, its people and 
its culture provided me with valuable tools for self-reflection 
and my writing." 

In the end, the goal is to provide students with opportunities 
for personal growth and teach them responsibility toward the 
wider community, something Retief says is critical to creative 
non fiction as a genre. "Black South African cultures — encoun- 
tered in the township tour and the Xhosa village— all emphasize 
the concept of ubuntu, that we are most human only in our 
relationships with other people," says Retief. "It is no exaggera- 
tion to say that students will not be able to reflect on their cross- 
cultural experience without reflecting also on what it means to 
actively participate in human society itself" 

Travel Writing in South Africa is one of several short-term 
study programs that will fulfill the cross-cultural requirement 
of the new Central Curriculum, which takes effect for incoming 
students this fall. Called GO (Global Opportunities), this dis- 
tinctive cross-cultural requirement is designed to take students 
out of their everyday experiences and expose them to cultures 
different from their own. 

Summer 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 25 

Julie and Clayre Waltman at Commencemeni 

Like Mother, Like Daughter 

Commencement is a monumental moment for all parents as 
they watch their children cross the stage to accept their degrees. 
Perhaps the only thing that can top this experience is crossing that 
same stage with your son or daughter. In May, Julie Waltman did 
just that when she graduated with her daughter, Clayre. 

Julie, senior administrative assistant to the provost, received 
an associate's degree and Clayre received a bachelor's degree 
before more than 4,500 graduating seniors, parents and guests 
attending Susquehanna's 15 1st Commencement ceremony. They 
were among 426 students who received bachelor and associate 
degrees on May 10. 

"When Mom announced that she was graduating with me, 
I burst with excitement. I was thrilled and every other varia- 
tion of that word," Clayre says. "She's worked so hard to reach 
this goal, and I couldn't have been more proud to walk the same 
stage at Commencement." 

It was an experience that may not have occurred had Julie 
not encouraged Clayre to enter college, despite her daughters 
uncertainty about a major "My senior year of high school, I was 
still very unsure whether or not I even wanted to go [to college)," 
Clayre says. "I wavered constantly on the idea, and Mom was a 
huge proponent in pushing me in the right direction." 

Julie finally convinced Clayre that her best access to the larger 
world was through higher education. It was a lesson Julie learned 
later in life, but she wouldn't have had it any other way. "I can't say 
that I would do anything differently if I had to do it over again," 
Julie says. "Being an alumna in this class, at my age, makes me sort 
of a minority. But on the other hand, I have a great number of 
adopted SU students who know they have a place to stay when 
they return to Susquehanna for future events." 

The close ties she developed with Clayre's classmates made 
Commencement a bittersweet moment for Julie. While she and 
Clayre enjoyed several experiences together as students — from 
attending Shakespeare-a-thons to taking a study trip to Italy— 
the best times for Julie were the study breaks she held for Clayre 
and her classmates before finals. "It was a great time to watch 
them change and grow from first-year students to seniors and 
to have new members join the group each year. I will miss that 
this fall," she says. 

Julie's melancholy is sure to pass as she begins her next life adven- 
ture—pursuing a bachelor's degree at Susquehanna while continuing 
to encourage her daughter's further education and, more likely than 
not, taking more SU students under her wing. 

Trading Places: 

Student and President Switch 

Places In the Name of Charity 

Kristin Catena '09 and President L. Jay Lemons took 
a walk in each other's shoes in April, though in this case 
a quick jog with the occasional sprint might more aptly 
describe the pace that marked their busy schedules. Par- 
ticipating in the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) honor soci- 
ety's fundraiser "Jay for the Day," Catena adopted Lemons' 
schedule and shadowed him as he pursued presidential 
duties, while the university president spent the day living 
the life of a student. 

Brittany Bunting '09 conceived 'Jay for the Day," and 
ODK brought the idea to Lemons, emphasizing the event's 
appeal as an opporturuty for him to immerse himself in 
the campus community. 

"I was delighted by their initiative and their desire to 
raise the visibility of ODK," says Lemons. "Supportmg 
these outstanding student leaders and the efforts of ODK 
to raise its visibility and to help a worthy cause were the 
primary benefits from my perspective." ODK members 
then sold dollar chances for students to effectively switch 
lives with Lemons for the day, Catena was the lucky win- 
ner of the drawing. The fund-raiser netted $400, half of 
which went to LifeTies Inc., the charity Catena, as winner, 
chose. LifeTies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to 
supporting young people suffering from abuse, neglect, 
homelessness, disease and other struggles. 

For Catena, being "Jay for the Day" wasn't just about 
the ephemeral joys of sitting in on presidential meetings 
and watching Lemons crank out Mary Had a Little Lamb 
on her harp during her music lesson. The experience was 
one that also offered insight. She had the privilege of shad- 
owing the president during his Chamber of Commerce 
meeting, watching the organization of his schedule for the 
following school year, and sharing lunch with senior staff 
members while Lemons attended her anthropology class. 
"My favorite parts of the day were actually those that I 
spent with Jay," says Catena. "1 got a chance to understand 
not only his job, but him as a person." 

The president identified watching SU faculty at work 
as his favorite part of the day. "Without a doubt, it was the 
joy of being back in the classroom, watching and learning 
as faculty members skillfully worked with our students. 
At heart, I am a teacher and a learner, and being in a 
classroom is always a special privilege and pleasure," says 
Lemons. "The day was a terrific reaffirmation for me of 
Susquehanna's academic excellence and of the extraordi- 
nary opportunities that are provided to our students." 

"Jay for the Day" was such a success, ODK is consider- 
ing making it an annual fund- raiser. 

26 • Susquehanna Currents • Summer 2.009 

Let the Sun Shine 

Susquehanna furthered its sustainability efiForts this summer with the 
installation of two 11x11 -foot solar arrays, funded by a generous dona- 
tion from Trustee Sandy Rocks '75. 

Inspiration for the solar photovoltaic (PV) system came from a 
solar energy conference attended last summer by Derek Straub, as- 
sociate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and three earth 
and environmental sciences majors. Dustin Koons '11, Michelle 
Siegel '10 and Andrew Gole '10. 

"The first step in any movement is to educate people. These new 
arrays will do that for the students and for the community" Cole says. 

Located behind the Art Studio, each array consists of eight 200- 
watt solar panels mounted on 10-foot poles, Straub says. One of the 
arrays is fixed, facing due south at all times. The other includes a 
tracking mechanism that allows it to follow the sun across the sky 
from dawn until dusk. 

The system produces about 3,900 kilowatt -houis of electricity per 
year, equaling about one-quarter to one- third of the electtidty tised by a 
typical home. "Although the amount of electricity generated is small in 
comparison to SU's total annual consumption, our primary motivation 
for installing the arrays on campus is educational," says Straub. 

"The point of the arrays," Siegel adds, "is to show how they work 
and to energize interest in this alternative energy choice." 

Straub says the solar arrays can be used in class and lab settings 
to give students hands-on experience with PV technology. They also 
can be used as a case study on a renewable energy project. "We will 
be incorporating monitoring equipment into our system and making 
the data available on the Internet and on displays in the new science 
building," Straub says. "This will give students the opportunity to as- 
sess the performance of the arrays and to evaluate the benefits of the 
system in relation to its costs." 

In addition, educational tours and workshops will be offered to the 
community. These tours will range from basic introductions to solar 
energy for school groups to technical workshops for homeowners interested in installing their own systems. "Hopefully the arrays 
will inspire people to ask themselves what they can do to be more green," Koons says. 

The solar arrays build on other sustainability efforts undertaken recently by the university, including construction of a LEED- 
certified science building and student housing, the use of geothermal heating, completion of an environmental audit of campus, a 
strong recycling program and student-led initiatives to reduce campus power consumption. 

Students help place the final solar panel on the solar photovoltaic 
system constructed behind the Art Studio this summer. 

Student Lobbyists for a Day 

On March 24, President L. Jay Lemons led a group of four students to 
the Pennsylvania state capitol building in Harrisburg for Student Lobby 
Day. The group visited several legislators representing the district in 
which Susquehanna University resides and surrounding districts. They 
encouraged support for Gov. Ed Rendell's plan to add $45 million to the 
PHEAA grant program but voiced concern about the additional tuition 
relief applying only to students attending state-owned universities and 
community colleges. 

Pictured are, front to back, left side: Eric Sweeney '1 IJesse Ramsey Wand 

Adam Krushinskie '11; right side: Cassidee Collier '05 

and state Sen. John Gordner 

Contributing writers to t/ie People & Places section are Victoria Kidd 
ar)d Billle Tadros '10. 

Summer 2009 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 27 

CamDaisn News 

Uves, Building 
Futures reaches 
$61.7 million 






Changing Lives, Bull 
Futures seeks to raise 
$70 million by 2010 in 
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Pictured are, l^to right Stabler Foundation 

Trustee Shertll Moyer, Deb Strausbaugh '09, 

PiKident L Jay Lemons, Laura Lengel'09 

Ramsey, Ertdi Dress '1 1 and Cytll Ounmire Jr., 

chairman of the Stabler Foundation^ board of 

at a recent gathering 

SU Welcomes New Member to Its Philanthropic Society 

Ihe Donald B. aad Dorothy JL Stabler FoundatlQii ^irill join 
the Smqu^ianna Society this faU, marking a major miiestooe 
in a relMonship that has spanned two decades with Sus<i|ue- 
bsuBiaXJiyveisity. The foundatJon, estabUsh,ed by DonaM and 
Doxotby Stabler tn 1966, makes grante to many nonprofit 
ot^nitations, Mth a focus 00 educational institutions 
throughout eastern and central Penasyfoania. 

The Stablefs' rdationship with Susquehanna began more 
than 20 years ago. Herb Lanver '38, then a Harrisburg accoun- 
tant and civic leader, was a dose firiend, adviser and business 
associate of Donald Stabler. He also served on the company 
and foundation boards of directors. Lauvei introduced the 
Stablers to Susquehanna, and through this coimection, then- 
President Joel Cunningham and his wife, Trudy, developed 
a friendship with the Stablers. 

"Don and Dorothy were lovely people, gracious people, 
who were Interested in Susquehanna and always wonderfiiily 
hospitable," says Cimningham. "Theif affection for and leader- 
ship to Susqudianna grew over time, and students, Acuity and 
staff benefited for many years and will into the future through their generosity^ 

During the 1995 Commencement, Susquehanna granted the Stablers honorary doctorate degrees in 
humane letters in gratitude for their friendship to the university Several projects have benefited from 
the generosity of the Stabler Foundation, starting with the first gift in 1989, which helped renovate and 
expand Fisher Science HalL More recently, the foundation made a contribution toward construction of 
the new science building, slated for full occupancy in 2010. 

The Stablers have had a significant impact on Susquehanna students through the establishment 
in 1997 of the Donald B. and Dorothy L Stabler Endowed Scholarship, which provides assistance to 
students demonstrating financial need. Helping students achieve their higher education goals is an 
especially important lepcy of the Stablers and one Donald Stabler believed in deeply, having been 
a scholarship recipient himself whUe attending Lehigh Universtty. The foundation has continued 
making gifts to the scholarship with the expectation that students will give back to the fund once 
they have graduated and are able. In this way, the Stablers help ensure a spirit of giving along with an 
awareness of the responsibility that scholarship recipients carry. Since the scholarship's inception in 
1997, nine students have benefited from these gifts. Two students— Deborah Strausbaugh '09-and 
Laura JLengel '09— completed their Susquehanna education in May. 

"The Stabler Foundation Scholarship meant a lot to me during ray time at Susquehanna because it 
opened so many doors for me," says Lengel, Who served as deacon of worship while completing degrees 
in religion and music. "Now that I've graduate^ 1 can look ba<dc and see just how invohwd I was tiie 
past four years. WMe I did hold several jobs on campus, scholarships allowed me thefreedom to also 
get involved in extracurricular activities, which made my Susquehanna ejcperience complete," 

Strausbaugh also was active in numerous campus organizations while pursuing a degree In ac- 
counting with minors in information systems and music. 

"Without the scholarship money received fixim the Stabler Foundation, I would not have adiieved 
and experienced as much during my four years at Susquehaima," she say^. "Now, as a graduate, I can 
worry less about paying back loans, and I can concentrate more on career goals." 

In the fall, the Stabler Foundation will be recognized for the many contributipns it hsts made 
to Susquehanna and its students when it takes its place in the Douglas E. Arthur Plaza. The el^aat 
fotmtain outside of Degenstein Camptis Center honors the phJlanthropk support of ;^ecM alumni anid. 
friends whose lifetime giving of more than $1 million has had a deep impact on the university The paver 
in the plaza will provide a lasting tribute to Susqudiannrfs gratitude toward the Stablers. 

"We are proud to perpetuate the Stabler legacy, especially through the Uves of students who, as Stabler 
Scholars, have had life<hanging experiences here," says university President L Jay Lemons. "We are 
grateful for the many ways these gifb have strengthened the university community?' 

28 • Susquchaiinn Currents ■ Slmmkr 2009 



i/iti niit/xs 

Honoring the Torchbearers 
Of the Degenstein Legacy 

In gratitude for years of extraordinary support and service to Susque- 
hanna, the university conferred honorary doctorate degrees in public 
service upon Lore Degenstein and Sidney, Jeffrey and Michael Apfel- 
baum during the 2009 Commencement ceremony on May 10. The four 
have supported the university through the Degenstein Foundation, the 
legacy left by Susquehanna benefector and Trustee Charles B. Degen- 
stein that has become the largest private foundation in the Greater 
Susquehanna VaUey and a major fimding source for local organizations 
and programs that improve the quality of life of valley residents. 

Gifts from Charles Degenstein, who received an honorary degree 
from Susquehanna in 1982, and grants from the Degenstein Founda- 
tion have provided transformational financial support to the univer- 
sity. In addition to permanent endowment funds that enrich academic 
and extracurricular programs, the support has enabled the following 
significant campus building projects: 

The Degenstein Center Theater and Lore Degenstein Gallery. 

• Apfelbaum Hall, home of the Sigmund Weis School of Business 
and the Department of Communications. 

The Cunningham Center for Music and Art, honoring former 
Susquehanna president Joel Cunningham, and its Stretansky 
Concert Hall, in recognition of retired Professor of Music and 
Director of Choral Activities Cyril Stretansky. 

• Student residences, including Roberts House, Isaacs House, Sho- 
bert Hall and the units formerly known as Sassafras A, B and C, now 
named in honor of Harold "Hal" and Nancy O'Connor, Terry '67 
and Pauline March, and Samuel '54 and Dorothy Apgar '53 Ross. 
Hal O'Connor (crustee,1987-98), Sam Ross (alumni representative 
to the board, 1973-78; trustee, 1980-2003), and the late Terry March 
(alumni representative to the board, 1990-96; trustee, 1997-2008) 
each chaired the Susquehanna Board of Trustees. 

"The capital gifts from the Degenstein Foundation have impacted 
every corner of our campus, and your endowment gifts have enriched 
the experience of every member of the Susquehanna family," Presi- 
dent L. Jay Lemons said as he presented the four with their degrees. 
"Charles Degenstein delighted in seeing his gifts honor those closest to 
him, and ... you've continued that tradition of honoring others." 

Lore Degenstein continues to carry out her husband's legacy as a 
visible supporter of the gallery that bears her name as well as general 
arts programming at the university. 

"You continue to grace our campus with your presence, your vis- 
ibility, your thoughtfulness, your kindness, your generosity and your 
grace," said Lemons. 

In addition to his many years as friend and adviser to Charles 
Degenstein, Sidney Apfelbaum has been an important supporter and 
friend of Susquehanna and the community. A graduate of Bucknell 
University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he has 
served as a member of Susquehanna's Board of Trustees since 1985 and 
is founder of his Sunbury-based law firm. A granddaughter, grandson 
and daughter-in-law are Susquehanna alumni— "and so today, you are, 
too," Lemons noted at Commencement. 

"You have given generously of your time and have been at the 
nexus of the friendships that have transformed and sustained our 
university," he added. 

Brothers Jeffrey and Michael Apfelbaum share an alma mater 
in Dickinson School of Law. and both are part of their fiither's law 
practice and philanthropic endeavors. They have served Susquehanna 
as adjunct professors, advisory coundl members and champions for 
the university among their distinguished colleagues and friends. Jeffrey 
was instrumental in establishing the university's SU4U scholarship 
program, which provides financial aid for local students facing difficult 
economic and family circumstances. Michael helped to create the uni- 
versity's Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society, named in honor 
of one of the nation's most respected jurists. 

"You have followed well in your father's footsteps, both in your 
professional pursuits and in your stewardship of the Degenstein Foun- 
dation," Lemons said in acknowledging the brothers' contributions. 

President L. Jay Lemons with honorary degree redpients Jeffrey Apfelbaum, Sidney Apfelbaum, Lore Degenstein 
and Michael Apfelbaum during Susquehanna's 151st Commencement 

Summer 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 29 

Campaign News 

In the rooftop greenhouse, plants will bfiigrown fer 
teaching and research In Mog^ and ««fogy. 

Main corridors feature arches designed to give the 
hallways a fresh aesthetic. 

A Snlak Peek at the Science Building's Construction 

Construction on the new green science building is on seliedale for completion next year. Brickwork on the exterior of the build- 
ing is progressing, with completion expected before the end of summer. Window Installation will follow closely behind comple- 
tion of the brickwork. The roof is fully appUed, and insulation and drywall axe being placed on the third floor. Mechanical work 
is underway on the first and second floors, while all mechanical equipment has been installed in the penthouse. The greenhouse 
is framed and nearly complete. 

When finished, the builcKng will meet or exceed the U.S. Green Building Ck)uncti's Leadership in Energy and En^fenmental Design 
(LEED) certification criteria. It will house the departments of biology, chemistry and earth and environmental sdences. Earth and 
enviroiunental sciences wiE occupy the 6xst floor, biology the second floor, and diemistry te fliitd floor. 

30 • Susquehanna Currents ■ Summer 2009 


Muuiuia nturc. 

A typical lab features large windows that will allow better 
daylight to flow through the rooms. 

Windows opening to the corridor give visitors a 
view of science laboratories. 

SuMMiiR 2009 • Susciuehanna Currents ■ 31 

Campaign News 

Honor Roll of Donors 

The Changing Lives, Building Futures campaign has received gate and pledges from thousands of alumni, parents, 
friends and organizations. Their investments provide powerftd messages of confidence in Susquehanna's priotltles, 
which focus on student learning and achievement. We-are grateful for 9II f Ifts* large andsmalL thaff have bmughtthe 
campaign to $61.7 mlllton tovi^ard Its $70 tnffdon ferget. 

Leadership gift commlfenencs have pK«*fed ^ supp<Mt eraibUng us to move forward on important projectsand 
programs. It isa special pfeasureto teEagnIZe and ttenkthe folteswlrfg donors who have made very generous gifts to the 
campaign through June 30. 


Charles B. DegenstelnfoondatFon 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 


Douglas E. '49, H'96* and Lucille Groff Arthur 

John Family Foundation 

Terry L. '67, H'08* and Pauline IVIaurer March H'08 

Richard King Mellon Foundation 

Jeffrey A. 71 and Dabney fioush 

Estate of Eric N. Stein '69 

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation 

James W. '64 and Barbara Evans '65 Summers 

Estate of Dr. Anne M. Ambromovage '58 

Charles Foundation Inc. 

Estate of Ethel S. Gilbert '40 

Robert L and Deonne Gronlund 

Estate of Clyde H. Jacobs P'65, H'OO 

Estate of Richard G. and Josephine Ranck 

Edward R. '69 and Donna Schmidt 

Susan Carman '70 Shipe and Juan J, DelCastlllo 

John R. '75 and Mary Kay Strangfeld 

Cyril M. and Leona Stretansky 


Arlin M. H'85 and Neysa Adams 

James G. and Patricia Apple P'82, P'85 
John B. and Elizabeth Apple 
Alan M. '72 and Roxanne Bennett 
Estate of Harold B. Benjamin 
Exxon Education Foundation 
Estate of Elizabeth M. Fisher '28 
Estate of Robert N. Gottshall P'81 
Jimmy H. '68 and Pamela Hall 
Halliburton Foundation 
Harsco Corporation 

Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation 
Barry R. '68 and Denlse Morton '68 Jackson 
Gloria Faylor '85 Karchner and David Karchner 
The Josiah W, and Bessie H. Kline Foundation Inc. 
L. Jay and Marsha S. Lemons 
fetate of Andrew C. Long '28 
Nicholas A. '68 and Diane Lopardo 
Peter M. '57 and Ruth Scott '55 Nunn P'81 
Martin L. '98 and Karyn Kern '01 Pinter 
Sandra M. Rocks '75, P'05 
Thrlvent Financial 
Estate of Gladys Koc Van Horn 
Wright-Bentley Foundation 



George I. Alden Trust 

Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation 

James F. '65 and Carole App 

Charles S. Balles '56 

Estate of Marie F. Baird 

Estate of Ruth G.Botdorf '45 

Brother's Brother Foundation 

Haze! J. Brobst '51, H'03 Brown and 

Robert F. Brown P'73 
Paul D. Coleman '40 
Lyn Bailey '51 D'Alessandro 
Arthur Vlnlng Davis Foundations 
Charles L. DeBrunner '74 and Gloria Klugh 
Estate of Belle Duke 

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
Samuel H. H'02 and Dorothy Evert 
Fidelity Investments Charitable Foundation 
Robert L. '59 and Linda Traub'61 Fiseus 
Wayne H. '66 and Natalie Fisher 
Ambrose and Ida ' 21 Fredrickson Foundation 
Harold A. Freed '66 
Signe S. Gates '71 
Francis R.Gelnett '37 
Joseph I. and Ellen Goldstein 
Robert G. '64 and Isabelle Gundaker P'91 
William Randolph Hearst Foundation 

Warren C.Herrold '41, P'7l 
Carl H. HItchner Foundation 
Lawrence L. and Julia Z. Hoverter 

Charitable Foundation 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Mary Kilngelhoeffer '53 
Estate of Mildred H. Kroeck 
Estate of Marlin P. Krouse 48 
Raymond C, 'SO and Kay LaRue '52 Lauver 
Eleanor E. Croft '39 Leam 
Frank J. '64 and Linda Leber 
George '54 and Lorraine Rarick'S2 Liddlhiton 
Lumina Foundation 

William G. McGowandiarltable Fund Inc. 
R. K. Mellon Family Foundation 
MerekCompany Foundation 
Estateof Jonathan C. Messerll H'93 
Rebecca Sbafe '54 Mignot and Jacques Mignot 
Dpria Nary 

HaroldC and Nancy O'Connor 
David R, '79 and Ellen Schmidt '79 Odenath 
Saul and Florence Putterman 
Estate of Emily Rahter 
Robert H. '69 and Carol Scherb '70 Ray 
Bonnie Bucks '65 Reece awdJamesS. Reece P'93 
Richard a '60, M'06 and Melba Relchard 
Estate of Kathryn A. Jarrett '34 Rhoads 
E. Raymond Shaheen '37, H'99» 
Stephen R. Shilling '80" 
Estate of Erie I. Shobert II '35 
Estate of William David Smith 
Spirit of New England Baseball Club 
Estate of Jean L. Stellfox 
Student Government Association 
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. 
Frank J. Trembulak '69, P'93 
Dorothy Turner '36 
Doris F. Updegrove 

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 
Estate of Gladys Well 
Howard and Judith Wentz 

32 • Susquehanna Currents ■ Summer 2009 


John A. Apple Foundation 

Ayco Charitable Foundation 

Gary E. '69 and Barbara Baylor 

Estate of Algetha E. Sthare '33 Bergstresser 

ButterKrust SaraLee 

John A. and Jane C. Carpenter 

Peter Coleman 

W.Talbot 76 and Sue Daley 

Donald L. and Linda Fetterolf Foundation 

Michael L Fetterolf 95 

Rusty 76 and Kathi Stine 76 Flack P'OS, P'09 

Gicking Family 

Robert A. '83 and Bobette Leidner Fisit 

Good Samaritan inc. 

Dwight W.Gordon '81 

Estate of iVIartin L Grossman '25 

Charles H. '50 and Lois Seybrecht '51 Grund 

Robert L. Hacl<enberg '56 

John N. and Gail Short Hanson P'97 

Louise F. Hively 

IFSA Foundation inc. 

Sara G. and John D. Kirkland P'90 

Marsha A. Lehman '74 and Thomas Knapp 

Charles H. '68 and Nanci McLeskey 

Dawn Grigg '68 Mueller and Alan G. Fleischer 

Johanna Sheese '68 Murray and 

Anthony T.Murray 

Joseph P. '71 and Carolyn Palchak 
Richard H. Pohl '79 
Pollock Foundation 
Estate of Sachiko K. Presser 
Ruth Roush 
Louis F. '50 and Ashie Santangelo 

Estate of Hosward H. Schnure 

Jesse H. Stone 'SI 

Merle F. '55 and Naftcy Ulsh P'84, P'88 


Verizon Foundation 

Janet Wels 

Wood-Mode inc. 

Abbott Laboratories Fund 

Aetna Foundation inc. 

Estate of Susan G. Goyne '44 Amedow 

Dorothy M. Anderson '62, H'02 

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation 

Annenberg Foundation 

Baylor Family Limitect Partners 

Estate of Betty Becker 

Marie W. Blough* 

Victor R. Boris '77 

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies 

Keith J. 73 and Louise A. Hower '72 

Joel H'OO and Trudy H'OO Cunningham 
Nancy A. Davis '61 
Sue C. Davis '66 
Dell Inc. 

Ernst and Young Foundation 
Kenneth F. 'S5 and Charlotte J. Sandt '56 Erdley 
Burdell S. Faust '51 
Follett Corp. 

John G. '71 and Ginny Foos 
Sheryl Harcfy'71 Fortune and Jeffrey Fortune 
Foundaaon for the Advancement of an 

Independent Judiciary and the Rule of Law 
Brant D; Hotnberger '94 
IBM Matching Grants Program 
Estate of Alice Ann Patterson '58 Jacobs 

Maty Emma Yoder '41 Jones 

Lori Bkjrder '64 K!sslt«ger and Roy Ktsslngw 

Harry M. '56 and Sue Lebter PW 

William A. '68 and Deborah Levris 

David L 78 and E. l^nne Campbell 77 LtefcFOck 

Barry 1. '69 and Jean McEyoy 71 Llewellyn 

Jane Isaacs Lowe 

Lower Susquehanna Synod of th6 ELCA 

Milton H. '65 and Dorothy Maslln 

William '48 and Joyce Jenkins '45 McOure 

Ruth Eleanor McCorklll '43 

Estate of E. Dorothea Meyer '33 

Moody's Foundation 

National Science Foundation 

Carl 0. Nelson 

Ortenzlo Family Foundation 

Pepsi-Cola Co. 

Richard G. '68 and Linda A. laeger '69 

Poinsett P'02 
Prudential Foundation 
Qualcomm Inc. 
Research Corp. 

Samuel 0. '54 and Dorothy Apgar 'S3 Ross 
Robert A. Smith '62 
Jill Fuller '58 Snyder 
Wachovia Foundation 
Estate of Helen Salem '19 Wescoat 
Margaret Wilt 


Thank You. 

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We appreciate these donors, and all donors, whose gifts have already helped change lives and build 
futures for thousands of Susquehanna students. At a time of Increasing competition for charitable contri- 
butions, we are mindful that donors have many choices, and so we are grateful for all those who choose 
to help Susquehanna through their philanthropy. If you are Interested In making a gift or would like more 
information about giving opportunities, please contact Doug Seaberg, assistant vice president for gift 
planning, at 

We strive for accuracy in acknowledging donors, but we do make mistakes. If we have incorrectly 
or Inaccurately listed any donor, please contact Victoria Kidd, assistant director of advancement 
communications, at 

Summer 20 09 • Susquehanna Currents • 33 

Alumni Notes 


Message Board 

i nltirifilMh 

Hctuted is the aiamnl reiaBons staff, ieft to rigni, bacK row: 
Jodi SwaiUand Kristin Vought '07; front raw: 
Bedy Bramer'92 DeitridtandStrsan Kreisher 

It never gets old: As we open a new academic year, the energy level on 
campus is high. The arrival of a new class, new faculty colleagues and new 
opportunities fills us with a sense of hope. It's also a time to reflect on the 
past year, which had many noteworthy achievements: 

• Four regional chapters are up and running as Central Pennsylvania, 
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., join New York City as official 
alumni groups. We have terrific volunteer leaders in these organizations 
who are helping connect Susquehanna graduates inmeaningfiil ways. 

• Our sesquicentermial Homecoming Reunion Weekend was attended 
by more than 1,000 aliimni and guests. 

• Spring Fling, an event requested by alumni that created an opportunity 
to come to campus and reconnect in the springtime, was well received. 
The event shnws a lot Judging from the many affinity groups that came together to reminisce, 

• Alumni involvement in student recruitment helped deliver the largest incoming class of freshmen in SU history. 

I Thanks to our college fair representatives, event hosts, telephone callers and word-of-mouth advocates who, as 
graduates, create awareness of SU that is one of the most effective forms of endorsement. 

• More alumni connected with students, both on and off campus, resulting in internships, jobs and good 
I post-graduation advice. 

• SU Bridge, our new online community, is growing in subscribers and the number of features offered to alumni, 
I with more to come. 

We have been working very closely with our Alumni Board, and the outcomes listed above are the result of joint plan- 
ning that began more than three years ago. During the coming year, the Alumni Board will be discussing what should 
come next in our work. This is exciting for me, for my colleagues in the Office of Alumni Relations and ultimately for 
Susquehanna. As we seek to nourish and strengthen the bonds between alumni— and between alumni and the university — 
I invite you to share your thoughts on how we can continue to make Susquehanna a valuable lifetime investment. 


Becky Bramer '92 Deitrick 
Director of Alumni Relations 


ina Currents • Summer 2009 




aa honorsry uoasSat^^^ee 
frcan Drac:4 UtiJ««rsUy% IdBow 
College 6f BoMn^. JohriUs 
journey tp DrBxel's corajaaice- 
ineat sta^ irmi IW^ bfle. Re 
ertetei to &« tf-S. ilMf %Dal 
Coif s R«8s«m "wtete wbMif as 

niiinini in Newark, \'.|. In March 
11)4^. Ik- departed lor Ijiglaiid as 
part ol the goth inlaiitrydivi.sioii. 
known as the "lough honihre.s." 
His division arrived at Utah 
BeaA to Normandy, France, on 
D-B4f sail later participated !n 
<^m^M0is&iOti^ nortibem 
ftance.'Bliinebna, M^oaes 
(the locatiOfi of the Battle of 
the Btjljge), pea^Bwpe and, 
finaa^t occuplsd'Oermany, 

A&gttstsi&^iO the ttnted 
States, httiegiti Ms career in 
finance aiid accoantlng. jSe toafc 
adfvMitage of fee Gf bffl and' 
enrolled at SasqaefeaJJrta tftiver- 
sftf, flst-tftficl^giniiites f^ 
to a BsA^or of Scjeac^ degree 
ifiteiistaess. B(e wasiited oythe 
Peoples Sa#tis aai TS-tisrCi). tti. 
J94P. less thairtwo|iQ!oiJflss later, 
he was recstei to'ai^e'St^ 
WTOitne ACtny Seawltf Agency 
in Om$ Bidfete Val In'i^si. 
he was's^'poteted as a sec<jfic( 
lieotanafit in IfiSBnance Corps 
Reserve; he attended ArJjiy 
i^ance School and hecame a 
dlibiBESeatettt officse to. Septem- 
ber of that 

In Aiiijiist 1952, he was 
discharged and was hired by the 
(Campbell Soup ('o. in Oaniden, 
N.f. While at C^amphcll, he began 
work on his masters degree in 
business administration al Drex- 
el. He went to school alter work 
on 'I'uesdu}' and Thursday nights. 
Just as he was about to complete 
his degree, a letter arrived asking 
him to report lor a new a.ssign- 
menl in Napoleon, Ohio. He 
looked lor ways to complete the 
degree, but his career woLild noi 
walL vtr the next 37 y.„ „, ... 
tadded progressively bl^er jobs, 
indtidflig deputy eontrdller, vice 
president, controller and semor . 
vice president The ooiflpaay sent 
hira bs MIT's Sloan School of 
Mm^^inmt execative program 
in !$$€. He was ic^spirisible 
for majoaging i5!c<p&ill«ns and 

managed the process of leading a 
public sto<^ ofigsri^ In 1^$^ i^ 
retired from Campfa«U% to xs^ 
as the vice pMiient, cos&xiter 
&r Mnnatioeai )is$i<ia6@i:ai 

Lynn Hassinger '57 Askew 

went to New Orleans with 
Su.sqiiehanna's Hurricane Reliel 
Team Numher ii, ,\la\ 1 1 -18. 


|im Bramer '64 retired trom the 
Lutheran minislry in the fall ol 
2008. He antl his wile, liarbara, 
haw relocated to Millville, I'a. 

Jeff Scotl '70 retired as assistant 
superintendent of .schools in 
South Brunswick Township, 
N.)., in December 2005. Jeff 
is currently working as the 
interim executive county school 
business administrator for 
1 kmterdon (bounty, N.|. 

|eH "s wife, Carolann, was an 
art teacher in Monroe Township 
until retiring in June 2008. Jell 
and (larolann celebrated their 
36th wedding amii\'ersary on 
luly 7. On Oct. 24, the\' became 
grandparents when Brennan 
Daniel was born to their eldest 
son, Daniel, and daughter in- 
law Charlene. 

Dan continues to e.vplore 
his musical passion by playing 
part time in the 'Hos cover band 
"Piece of C^andi." lull time, Dan 

of America. 

Jeff and, CsislaBEo&sagi 
fun, giadiiated'teutte<fiitf 
school on May 17, 2008, and 
begaa hXs Eesideaey in July at 
the UniTOEsity of Medicine 
and DeaiislTy of New Jersey 
wife, Marisa, currentiyliye 
in Philadelphia. Jeff and 
Carolann's daughtei^ Marianne, 

is a freelance illustrator and 
an assistant manager with 
Abercrombie S: I'itch on long 
Island. Their youngest son, 
Kevin, is an assistant managci 
for sales with .A f&T' and resides 
in West (Tiesler. Kevin and 
his fiancee, Nicole l.e\'ine, are 
planning a .spring 2010 wedding. 

In October, leli', (."arolann 
and Cierry Nanos '70 enjoved 
,1 week of tim and friendship 
with I'ellow Susquehamians 
Don '70 and Karen Kaneen '7' 
Feltcrolf al their Ki.ssimmee, 
Ma., home, lelfcan be reached 
at scollielfre\T(!> 

Linda Maier'7' recei\ed ihe 
2009 Madelyn Levin and Linda 
(ilazer Tbohey Award lor l-.iculty 
I-Acellence from the 1 jiima 
Willard Scht)ol in Troy, N.V. 
Linda is the science departmcnl 
chair The awartl honors an 
outstanding faculty membei \sho 
performs extraordinary service 
to the students of the Lmnta 
Willard Scliool. 


Paul Cain '72 i^ working 
lor Ba\er t 'rop Science as a 
manager and liai.son to the 
U.S. Environmental l^rotection 
Agency His wife, Anne Hcrdle 
'73 Cain, has been a residential 
real estate agent for 27 years. 
CTassmates can reach them M 
or amiecaino' 

Tom Carter '72 was nameil 
communications director 
at the U.S. Commission on 

ijiteimioiliJKduBwus n^imi 
In WCareh. IdToremfttjlis was 

communications director al 
the Becket I'und tor Religious 
Liberty, a Washington, D.C.- 
based public interest law firm 
protecting the free expression 
of all rehgious traditions. 

Tom spent 25 years importing 
in Washington and aroimd 
the world On the Washington 
Times foreign desk, Tom focused 

on human rights in Latin 
.\nierica, .\sia and .Mrica and on 
global health issues, mcluding 
11I\', malaria and tuberculosis. 
He interviewed dozens ol 
international leaders from the 
Dalai 1 ania and Benaxir liluitlo 
to heads of slate including 
Nicaragu.i's Daniel t)riega, 
V'ene/uela's Hugo (Tiave/, 
.Mexieo's \'icente I-'o.x, L'gand.i's 
Voweri .Museveni and Bol.swaiia's 
I estus .\logae. .Mler three 
reporting trips 10 ("iiba, he was 
banned trom returning when his 
articles on hiunan rights .ictixisls 
angered government olhcials. 
Tom and his wite, C hi/uko, 
have been married tor 2f> \ears. 
lhe\ have two grown children. 

loe Ciarvey '72 's \ice president 
tor business affairs and treasurer 
at Marv'wooil I'niversity, 
Scranton. I'a. I le and his wife 
h.ive three grown children and 
three grandsons, with another 
grandchild due in lune. 

Kobert II. Harris '7^ is an 

assistant prolessor in rehgious 
stuilies al Mercyhurst (College 
.North l-.ast in l-rie (!oimIv. I'a. 
CHdained tor 11 rears. Bob 
receiwd his I'hT'. m theology 
Ironi ihe L'niwisily ol (Tiicago. 
1 le has been teaching full time 
for \i\x \ears anil served as m\ 
adiimcf professor tor fi\ e years 
before that, all the while serving 
as a Lutheran parish pastor in 
several churches. One ol his 
reigning pa.ssions is lly tishing 
and being situated in the middle 
ol I .ake F.rie wine country gives 
him plenty of opportunites to 
enjoy the sport. .After gr.idujiing 
Irom SL', Bob played 
baseball for one season in the 
B.illimore Orioles faini s\slem, 
before heeding his call to the 
1 ulberan senlinar^• in C!hicago. 

RdMtcca Sduuoaadiec Va 

is one of ^ top i«ftltors In 
S^ f raactsco, scKing limiry 
properties with Sotheby's 
International Reahy (www. 
and rebecca-schumacher® When 
Schumacher is not working 
6o-plus hours a week, she is 
enjoying life with her Itahan 
husband, Guido Piccinini, a 
retired restaurateur. 

SuMiviER2oo9 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 35 

Alumni Notes 

MaryF.llcii Devcaii '72 
Ulatnwski retired in |uiu' 2007 
.illcr 3i years ot loathinj; music. 
Shcainlima-s to work as a 
substitute It'athor In the local 
schools as her schedule allows. 
Her hushaiid. I'aul, is au adiunct 
professor at a local college. Ihey 
have two grown children. 

Ihe couple's travels during the 
past couple of years have been 
to Nashville, Term., VVinslon 
Salem, Va., Branson, Mo., Myrtle 
fk-ach, S.C, the l-lorida Keys and 
the Mediterranean. Ihey will be 
planning a trip to the Canadian 
Rockies in the near future. 

('Iiifsnuilcs! Don't diIss lellin^ 
us know what you've been up to. 
'!hc next Susquehanna Currents 
deadline is Sept. i<^. Send me 
your best stuff or whiilever 
comes to mind. Cheers'. 
Scott I SC'I'nivcr(!i>( 

f-'la.. April 1. She is the chief of 
the craniofacial and skeletal 
diseases branch al the National 
Institute of Denial and <!ra- 
niofacial Research, part of llic 
.N'ational Institutes ol I Icallh. 

Alyce Zimmer "73 Doehner 

was formally thanked b\ a 
former student who is now 
contemplating a career in 
mathematics or graduate study 
and who says she changed him 
tr<im a whiner to a winner in 
the ninth grade. Now a senior 
in the College ofCDnipuler, 
Mathenialical and Physical 
Sciences al the University of 
Maryland, he won a Philip 
Merrill Presidential Scholar 
Award and nameil Doehner 
as his mentor. 


Pamela Gehron '74 Robey is 

ihe recipient (it the 20oy l.saac 
Scbour Memorial Award, which 
was presented by the Interna- 
tional Association for Dental 
Research at its 87th General 
Se.ssion and Exhibition in Miami, 

Jim Kaglin '75 earned his finoth 
career victory as a basketball 
coach Ian. ifi. i le has coachetl 
basketball al Mendham f ligh 
School in New lersev since lyyy. 


William Swanger '76, vice 
president ot corporate com- 
munications at Diakon, was 
given the Presidents Award. Ihe 
award is given periodically to 
an individual in fiiakon who for 
an e.vlended period of lime has 
displayed exceptional leadership. 
I le was also a nominee for the 
Diakon Leadership Award. 

I.inda Wilson '76 managed the 
toniinission ol a new minor 
work by composer I loiby 
(www.lechoiby.coni). A}ul the 
Wtilcrf I'iow was commissioned 
by the Presbyterian (Church of 
Hound Brook, N.J., to celebrate 
the 30th anniversary of music 
director "Ihomas P. Rodgers. 
I.inda worked with Hoiby to 
select lex! for the 12-minute 
anthem, which is based on 
Psalms 1^7 and 14H. It is scored 
lor adult and children's choirs, 
organ and brass sextet. 

Hoiby attended the premiere 
on Oct. 25 in Bound Brook. As 
part of the performance, I.inda 
playetl horn with her Ibrnierstu 
dent, Iheresa MacDonnell, and 
Iriends from Solid Brass (www. Hoiby has been 
referred to as the "great unsung 
composer" of our time. Two of 
his anthems, let 'this Mind lie 
in You and Hymn to llic Sew 

Age, are among the most popular 
and widely performed of toda\'s 
sacred choral works, fie was 
chosen lor the commission iVom 
among several proniinenl sacred 
choral music composers. 

Ami the Welters I-'knr is available 
from Rock Valley .Music ('o. and 
will soon be released by a major 
publishing house. Rodgers 
and Hoiby are collaborating 
on a version tor choir with 
organ accompaniment. 


I would like to thank those in 
our class who have been so 
generous and consistent in their 
gift-giving to our alma nialer 
over the years. 'Ihe C!lass of lyjy 
has always shown a strong com- 
mitment to Sustpiehanna, even 
when the overall economy is less 
than ideal. We can be proud of 
Ihe lact that despite being one of 
the smallest classes in number, 
we have never been small in our 
generosity. Iliank you very 
much indeed. 

You are most likely aware 
that our 30th reunion is upon us 
already. I find that almost impos- 
sible to comprehend, consitlering 
thai none of us looks a day over 
30. It would be wondert'ul to 
see you this tall. I hope xou can 
make it to our beautiful campus 
Nov 6-8. 

Best wishes, 
Susan Odjakjian 

Mark Sims '83 completed cover 
age ol his i7lh regular session 
of the Connecticut Cieneral 
AsscmbI)' as capitol correspon- 
dent for the Cxinncclicul Radio 
Network. Mark is aLso a weekend 
news anchor at WTK; ,A.\I radio 
in Harltord, Conn. 

Kristen Schreiber '85 Gillette 

is presideni ot the Korlney Rose 
loundalion, established by Kris- 
ten and her husband, Richard, 
in memory of their daughter, 
who died in ioo6 of brainstem 
glioma, a rare form of brain 
cancer. 'Ihe foundation helps 
other children with brain tumors 
by supporting pediatric brain 
cancer research and promoting 
awareness about the disease. 

(5ii Nov 27, 2007, which 
would have been Kortney's 
iith birthday, the foundation 
presented S75,ooo to the neuro- 
oncology department at the 
Children's Hospital of Philadel- 
phia ((;H0P) for brain tumor 
research. In 2008, the foundation 
donated an additicmal siocooo 
to the research program. In 2009, 
the foundation, assisted by local 
politicians, drafted a bill that was 
unanimously passed by the state 
legislature, designating May as 
Brail) Tumor .Awareness Month 
in New lersc)'. 

Ihe Korlney Rose Founda- 
tion continues to hold fund- 
raisers in support of research 
and spreati awareness about 
pediatric brain tumors, the No. 1 
cancer-related cause of death 
in children 20 and under, l-'or 
more inlormalion on this non- 
profit organization, go to www. 

Kirk Jones '85 started North- 
east 'Ihermal Imaging, I.I.c;, 
where he is president and 
owner. 'Ihe company provides 
infrared thermography services 
to commercial, industrial and 
residential customers. Infrared 
thermography is a state-of-lhe- 
arl diagnostic imaging t<iol that 
enables users to sec energy lo.sses, 
moisture/insulation deficiencies 
and excessive heat on industrial 
equipment, and has numerous 
additional uses. 

36 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Summer 2009 

KoiwlafeiDLneityle, aftiletic 
director at Donegal High School, 
Mount Joy. Pa., has been named 
the 2009 Pennsylvania Region V 
Athletic Director of the Year.^He _ 
is a national InterscholaStic 
Athletic Administrators AssoOT- ' 
tion (NLAlAA) Leadership 
Training Program instructor 
and is a presenter for LTC 709 
at the 2009 Pennsylvania State 
Athletic Directors Association 

Spotlight Leslie Marshairoz 

Under the Microscope 

By Larry Gaffney 

Susan Heim '87 Call received 
her Master of Science degree 
in marriage and femily therapy 
from Eastern Nazarene College 
in Quincyi Mass., May 16. She 
was also awarded the Outstand- 
ing Graduate Student Award at 
commencement. As part of the 
program, she was inducted into 
Psi Chi, the national honor soci- 
ety for psychology. She gradu- 
ated with a 4.0 GPA. 


^ Christina Khoo '90 was 

appointed manager of research 
sciences at Ocean Spray. She 
wiU drive research into the 
health benefits of the cranberry, 
providing scientific support 
for cranberry-related product 
inriovatioa aaoss the world. 

Jill Morrissey '90 returned to 
Peimsylvania after living in Lon- 
don for the past two years. She 
worked for Credit Suisse, han- 
dling project management and 
research in Manhattan before 
being transferred to London. 

JiU is active in the Financial 
Women's Association and other 
related diversity organizations. 
She is involved witlx networking 
i»upnfc! anH researches topics 

In these days of swine and bird flu alarms, most 
of us flee the proximity of a vims. Not Leslie 
Marshall '02. Currently a research fellow with the 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and 
Strokes at the National institutes of Health (NIH), 
Marshall's work involves the reactivation of neuro- 
tropic viruses from latency. She takes cells from the 
brain tissue of deceased patients infected with the 
JC polyoma virus and studies its modus operandi. 

The JC virus (named after the initials of the 
first patient in which it was discovered) hides In 
bone marrow until the hosfs immune system is 
weakened, at which time it migrates to the brain 
and causes demyelinating lesions In the white 
matter that are eventually fatal. This alone is a 
frightening prospect, to be sure, until one learns 
that the JC virus is already dormant in 80 to 90 
percent of the world's population. Like many 
viruses, JC is an opportunistic entity active only in 
hosts already compromised by diseases such as 
HIV or multiple sclerosis; it is, in feet considered 
an AIDS-defining illness. Regardless, Marshall 
dutifully practices sterile techniques and other 
cautionary procedures In the laboratory. 

As a girl in Oakford, Pa., Marshall was not the 
type to be found In the yard overturning rocks to 
see what squiggly things lurked beneath, nor in 
the basement, dissecting roadkill. Although she 
excelled in biology class, she was no science geek. 
She believed that "high school students should be 
kids'and spent plenty of time hanging out with 
friends and working at Sam Goody's record store. 
But at SU she felt drawn to the biosciences, and 
a senior project in microbiology with Professor 
of Biology Tammy Tobin sealed the deal. In 
collaboration with the chemistry and earth and 
environmental sciences departments, seniors 
investigated the bizarre environs of Centralia, the 
former coal-mining town devastated by profuse 
underground mine fires. There they studied 
microbial diversity in soil that reached 300 degrees, 
harvesting bacterial DNA for biochemical and 

genetic stiidy. It was a sophisticated endeavor, she 
says, that led to summer internships at Merck Corp., 
a doctorate from Wake Forest University and the 
appointment to NIH. 

Marshall is delighted at having landed at ^ 
which she calls "the hub of science.' In addition to ' 
her work, she takes advantage of career sympo- 
siums and leaures by Nobel laureates. She is also a 
member of the Foundation for Advanced Education 
in the Sciences (FAES), which she likens to'a small 
grad school representing the voices of the next 
generation of scientists." 

Studying tiie elegance of viruses— the simple 
and effective way ttiat something so small com- 
mandeers a vastly larger host and replicates within 
it — has given Marshall a profound respect for 
cosmic design. "I'm in awe of what I see." 

Regarding the danger posed by vimses, she is 
less sanguine. Inaeased population densities, she 
says, will aeate ideal conditions for a pandemic Her 
advice to the concerned citizen:"Wash your hands." 

Larry Gaffney Is a contributing writer from 
Williamsport, Pa. 

Si'MMFH 2009 ■ Susquehanna Currents • 37 

Alumni Notes 

WQSU Alumni Celebrate 
Legacy at Spring Ring 

it. I 


Ken Setlnger '68 during the taping of personal station 
IDs at the WQSU Reunion 

One by one, Susquehanna alumni cued up The 
Pulse's microphone to relive their glory days 
working at the radio station. The event was part 
of Spring Fling weekend, a unique opportunity 
for alumni spanning generations and graduating 
classes to reunite around common interests. 

About joalumni attended, including represen- 
tatives from every decade since the station's incep- 
tion in the 1960s. Chris Markte '84, Susquehanna's 
director of admlssiorts; Joe Karttz '94; Brady 
Ganese'07, technical services helpdesk engineer 
for the university; and Larry Augustine, professor 
of communications and theatre and head of the 

Departmeflt of Communications, made up the 
cemmittfie tliat planned the event. 

A highlight of the reunion was the alumni 
history recordings. WQSU alumni recorded officfal 
personal station IDs, which will be played on air. 
Markle, who worked for ttie station and served as 
operations manager in 1983, says this aspect of 
the reunton was"a fun wray to reconnect with the 
station and the current tedinolflgy." 

Augustinesays alumni from the station's 
earlier years were surprised by the wap In virtiich 
WQSU hase¥£>ivedtedfno|eglffllly.°'lfsa wfiole 
different type of operation toda)! ftan it was In the 
'eos and '70s;' he says. 

WQSU began as a small radio club in 1967 
and grew from a station with aio^watt output 
to a station wftha i2,0DO-watt output, now 
reaching a radius of 50 to 70 miles.''lfs significant 
because it covers the whole Susquehanna Valley," 
says Augustine. 

A rich legacy Is attached to the growth of 
WQSU, a legacy that belongs both to alumni 
memory and campus history. "Itwasalways stu- 
dent interest that tept it going, with the support of 
administrators and faculty," says Augustine. Spring 
Fling Weekend served as a special celebration 
of this legacy and others that hare shaped the 
memories of alumni. 

Listen to The Pulse live at 

such ;is niicmfinancc ami 
venture capital. 

While in l.cuulon, she was 
contacted by lelkiw SL' alunina 
Abby Dunlap '06, who had been 
Iddkinv; liiiculleayues in l.iindon 
and found |ill by searching the 
SU alumni online directory. Jill 
and Abby met and found it help- 
ful to sec a friendl)' face from 
home. Abby works in London 
for Options Ciroup, a global 
executive search and strategic 
consulting firm speciah/.ing in 
financial services. Abby's main 
locus is placing analysis ami 
portfolio managers into hedge 
funds across asset classes and 
strategies, jlll advi.sod her to 
become involved with the 100 
Women in Hedge Tunds organi- 
zation, which is now the largest 
hedge fund organi/.alion and has 
an active London chapter. |ill 
allended 100 Women in Hedge 
Lunds events and found Ihem to 
be good networking opporluni 
ties that could provide.Abby with 
the connections she needs in her 
recruiting career. 

Jill has relocated lo Wil- 
HatDsport and is searching for a 
position in which she canapjly 
her corporate sWIs to Iffcal 
indus&l® or uaiversfties. 

Bom to Shino and Christopher 
Keff '90, a daughter Saya 
Soplila, Jtify $> 4008, Th^ liSB 
in Mendham, N.J. 

Hugh Warns '90 is directox of 
research for Stifd Mcolaus & 
CompsBiy Inc., a M-sejMce 
retail afll Institalioflal brdkiiage 
and lEvestment ban!fc|B|trm. is 
Equity Research Groupftatshed 
No. 1 in StocitPicHflgafldHo. i 
in Eanfln^ Esttmate Acciixacy 
out of 164 firms In StaxMin.*^ 
2008 domestic ranJdngs. 

Chris Maiide, director of admissions, and Catherine Hastings, assodate professor of communiations, at the WQSU 
luncheon during Spring Fling Weekend 

liorn lo l\lher and Robert 
Kaloniho '91, a daugliter, Xadiila. 
'Ihe\' li\e in Windhoek, Namibia. 

38 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Summer 2009 

Born to Michael and Carrie 
Ratkus '91 Robearts, a son, Brady 
Owen, Jan. 4, zoo8. He joins 
his older brothers, MiteJiell 
Anderson, Alexander Michael 
and Caden Theodore. Iheylive 
in Charlotte, N.C. 

Bom to Brian and Kristi MiJJer- 
Pease '92, a daughter, Alison, 
June 6, aoo8. Kristi is head of 
youtii services in the Geneva 
Public Library District in Gene- 
va, ni. They live in Aurora, 111. 

Mary Moumighan '92 Yoder is 
the assistant director of financial 
aid and scholarships at Wright 
State University in Dayton, Ohio. 

Sean Huba '93 joined Morgan 
Stanley as an executive director. 
He is managing all Wading and 
investment software implemen- 
tations in the hedge fund divi- 
sion in Greenwich, Conn. 

Born to Scott and Jane Brown 
'96 DeKramer, a son, John 
Robert, July 9, 2008. He Joins his 
sister, Abigail Grace. Ihey live in 
Waldwldk, RJ. 

Christa Martini '96 gradu- 
ated from Simmons College in 
Boston with a second bachelor's 
degree in nursing. She is an 
R.N. in the operating room at 
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
in Boston. 


itoft Barella '97 received her 
doctorate degree iasport and 

exercise psychology from the 
Un i verstty of Morth Carolina at 
Greensboro to December. She 
recently accepted a position as 
the fitness aad program director 
at Saint Mtr/s Center for Health 
and Fitness in Retto, Neiv. 

Born to AndyaadHeatber 
Bearer '97 BriJl, a daaghter^ 
Rylie Jegn, March9. they five iQ. 
Mechaniesibiux> P^- 

Aaron S. Jaynaan '97 was oamed 
a shareholder in the Camp Hill 
law office of Dickie, McCamey 
and Chllcote, P.C, where he 
practices medical malpractice 
defense. He Isalso a PIAA 
football ofificiaL He resides in 
Dillsburg, Pa., with his wife, Erin. 
and daughter. Leak 

Born to Brian md Julie Skditaid 
'97 Lonajrdo, a soOi Trey, Nov. 7. 
They tee; in Vienna. Va. 

Bom to Andrew '97 and Lsinra 
Desrosiers '00 Renaold, a son, 
Henry Ikylor, April 6. They live 
near Rochester, N.Z 

Born to t^atalie and Brad Loeb 
'98, a daughter, Addison Mae. 
She joins big sisters Kylee, Alexis 
and Bailey. Brad is an optom- 
etrist in Sinking Springs, Pa., and 
they live in Wyomissing, Pa. 

Bretty Maxcy '98 was hired as 
communications director for 
the House Dertiocratic caucus. 
He covered the capitol for the 
Times-Leader of Wilkes-Barre 
and for the online news service 
Capitolwire, and has also been 
a reporter for the Patriot-News 
of Harrisburg and the Express- 
Times of Eastoiu 

Susan McCann. '98 married 
Eric Sttanburg in Albany, N.Y. 
Sue is a software architect for 
PriceWaiterhouseCoopers, and 
Eric is an Internet ttsuketing 
consultant They live in Saratoga 
Springs, N.Y, 

Horn Id Mike and Julie Daws '98 
Shannon, .1 daughter, Annabollc 
lane, Sept. 23. 'Ihey li\c in I)rexi'l 
Hili, I'a. 

Boiii to Mike '98 and (,'hri.>i- 
tine i-osCer '01 /isa, a liaiighler, 
Olivia Ciraee, April .|. Ihe\ live 
in lielhesda. Md. 



Bocn to Jay and Ahl^f 9fmes '9& 
Peffee, a son, Sam> Jan. ix They 
live tn Wexford, Pfc 

B*%et Clopper '00 l«tlley is 
the staffing coordjaator for the 
Office of Pro^cial Affairs at 
the United Sta:t»s Embassy to 
Baghdad, baq. Bttdg^ complet- 
ed work on a U.S. goiarnment 
contract in IQuwatt and will be 
working in Iraq, until aoio, 

Kristi HattCk'oQ Wastpstet maf- 
ried Sam CoMad, jtee 7, 2008, in 
Montodon, Pa. KMsti received 
her master's d^;ree in psychology 
in ioo? from VMden ilnlveisity 
md isa Mobile Thera^ist/Bdiav- 
ioral Specialist Cfiuasaltant (MT/ 
BSC) for USfiH inSunbury They 
live in MJltoOi Pa. 

Born te tnJse *oci and Bnaoily 
BafBts *o* NeweeiftiSf, a son, 
Zaehafy. April a7- ttey live in 
Kissinunee, Fla. 

Immn D^resiers '00 
RenauliJ-^ef Jt997, a son. 


Kyan Cidzik 'or accepted a 
position as assistant strength and 
conditioning coach for the New 
York Jets. He is responsible for 
the physical development of all 
offensive and defensive linemen. 

Born to Steve and Amanda Fur- 
man '01 .Satlazahn, a ^on. Joseph 
"loey" Donald, April 21. Ihev live 
in Harrisburg, Pa. 

lara l.askovvski '01 leeeived the 

Kalliv I ish I ellovvsliip in tietion. 
Siie earned a .Master of l-ine Arts 
degree in creative writing Ironi 
(ieorge .Mason University and 
eonipleted a manuscript ol her 
lirsl novel, set in her hometown 
in i'cnn.sylvania. 

Her fiction and nonticlion 

ymM imm b««B pBl)lisb.wi 
in s^mi peiTlodlbils, most 
racestty the RiuMar md 
Phoebe: A JOuimd of LltefirtJBce 
and Jtet. Her sb«rt story Ih^ 
was polbMncd in Ifedleiiyiboz 
and »i«! « storySoath hUMo 
Writers Awaisd aofiMs Oiaiim 
stoty in 2004. Ano&eir siatf, 
Mok to C/iino, was nominated 
for a Pushcart Prize. 

last lives and works tea 
suburb of Washington, D.C, and 
is leafflSB^ how to play the piano. 
TStra is the tiard Fish Fellow, fol- 
lowing Beth Thomas ia 1007 and 
Strfanle Prede tn aoo8, 

Bom to Josh '01 and Sarah 
£[ancOck'oi Marttot a dau^^ter, 
Jenna Rachel, Match 7. She joins 
big brother Kevin, who turned 
1 in April. They live in South 
VWndsor, Conn. 

Adam Stanb 'oi is a board-cer- 
tifiied music therapist and New 
York state-licensed creative arts 
therapist as part of the Inpatient 
Addictions Treatment Program 
at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital 
Center, a psychiatric facility In 
the South Bronx, N.Y, He works 
with adults in the early stages 
of recovery from drug and/or 
alcohol abuse. He lives in 
New York City. 

Born to Ryan '02 and Valerie 
Bodam '02 Franks, a son, Dante 
Alexander, Sept. 16, 2008, They 
live in Bethel Park, Pa. 

SuMiMi;t< 20oy ■ Suseiuehitiina (Airrciits • iy 

• *.T»-f - - ( 

Alumni Notes 

Two Lives, Changed 

Bryan and Erich Majors '1 are making their mark at Susquehanna 

University, thanks to scholarships funded by alumni 

and friends — people just like you. 

''Susquehanna is giving not only 

me, but also my brother, a great 

opportunity to succeed in life!' 

-Bryan Majors 10, of Harrisburg, Pa., April 1 9, 2009 

The Majors twins are just two of many students whose educations are 
made possible by the generosity of donors whose gifts, bqth large and 
small, open the door to enrollment at Susquehanna. Brian and Erich, along 
with four other outstanding students, spoke with passion about.Susque- 
hanna's impact on their lives and expressed their gratitude to thedonors 
who made it jaossible during the annual Scholarship Luncheon held this 
spring. Watch their moving testimonials at 

For more information about funding scholarships, pjease contact 

Doug Seaberg, assistant vice president for gift planning, 

at 570-372-4408 or 

The lives you change today could change the world tomorrow. 

Bom to Jeremy 'oo wA Mcfan 
Fet|;n«oa 'od Keidesareich, a son, 
Connor WSiara, Mm<k 30, aoo8. 
They toe in Newmarket, N.H. 

Leslie MeorabsU 'oa receivwi her 
Doctor of PMosq)iiy delete in 
microbiology asd ktumuaology 
in March 2008 from Wake Forest 
Uiiiverstty at Winstoa-Sajem, 
H.C She a£o^ted a pofiittoin as a 
rescaceh Mow with the labora- 
tory of Molecular Medidae and 
Meorosdence ^ the MaMosal 
InstiUite of Nenrolttgioal JDisease 
and Stroke within the l?ationa] 
Institutes of Healtk in June wai. 
She euxrently resides in Bethesda» 
Md. (See related artide. Page 39.) 

Born to Joseph andSheryl 
Highton 'o» Reed, a daogkter, 
Madison Joan, Dec. 1, zao8. They 
live in Long VaUey, N.J. 

Caroline Jackson '03 married 
Anthony Cuddahy, Aug. 2, 2008, 
at South Shore Baptist Church, 
Hinghaxn, Mass. Elizabeth 
Jackson '09 was maid of honor. 
Also in attendance were Windy 
WilUams '03 Alonso, Jackie 
Sears '03 Campbell, Angela 
Fegely '03 Johnson, Bill Laible 
'03, Marie Maradeo '03, Kat 
McCarron '05, Jess Mikulski 
'03, Mike Mirabella '03, Meagan 
Reynolds '03 and Jen Stanun '03 
Voelker. They live in Hingham. 

Patrick Johnson '03 married 
Laura Lindberg '04, Sept. 20, 
2008. They live in Drexel HiU, Pa. 

Megan Patrono '03 is a guest 
service manager at Disney's Ani- 
mal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. 

Nick Ripatrazone '03 has been 
accepted by the Master of Fine 
Arts program at Rutgers- Newark 
to study fiction. Nick has been 
publishing fiction regularly 
since graduation, with one of his 
works appearing recently in The 
Kenyon Review. 

40 ■ Susquehanna Currents • Summer 2009 

Born to Chris '03 and Betsy '' >, 
Beltzner '03 Zangara, a son, 
Logan Mitchell, April j. Logan 
joins big brother Anderson. They 
live in Himtersville, N.C. 


Laura Llndberg '04— See 
aoo3, wedding. 


Cartes Xrlieda '05 received 
his master's degree in business 
administration with an emphasis 
in finance from the University 
of Nebraska-Lincoln on Dec. 19, 
30o8. Carlos has also relocated 
to the suburbs of Las Vegas arid 
is continuing his two-year tenure 
with FirstCorap Jiisurance as 
a financial analyst for senior 
■ management. 

Marissa GawlosM*05 completed 
the master's program in urban 
plarming at Hunter College in 
New York City, She is currentiy 
employed at the American Uni- 
versity of Beirut as the assistant 
director of dumni relations. 

Kelly Hattoa '05 was admitted 
to the University of Houston 
Master of Fine Arts program to 
Study fiction. Houston's program 
is consistently ranked among the 
■^ top five in the country. Jona- 
■ than Niles-Gill '06 is currently 
enrolled there as well. Kelly 
received a full fellowship, as well 
as a teaching asssistantebip, full 
tuition remission and a health 
iasurance package. Kelly has 
M spe n t the past few years in the 
Peace Corps in South America. 

Jason Jewett '05 is pursuing his 
Master of Axts in digital media 
Studies from the University of 
Benyer and has recently been 
i^roiftotedto a digital business 
analyst position with DexMedia, 

Casey Kauffman '05 received 
her Doctor of Veterinary Medi- 
cine degree from the Purdue 
University School of Veterinary 
Medicine in May. She will be 
working as a smafl-animal veted- 
narian near Harrisbur^ Pa. 

Orell Gayaor '05 received his 
Master of Education degree In 
instruction technology from 
Kutztown University on May 12, 
2007, as a nuember of the Alpha 
Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. 
He has been a technology spe- 
cialist in the Jim Thorpe Area 
School District in Pennsylvania 
since July 2007, 

Amanda Steffens '05 Robinson 
was promoted to regional direct 
placement consultant with 
Adecco, the largest staffing com- 
pany in the world. She connects 
professionals with permanent 
opportunities in Adams, York, 
Lancaster and Berks counties. 
She has been with Adecco for 
almost four years. "^^ 

Giacomo Calabria '06 finished 
his third year teaching Renais- 
sance studies at Bucks County 
Community College through 
CUNY's prestigious Latin/ 
Greek Institute under their 
Floyd L. Moteland Scholarships 
this summer. The award was in 
recognition of his years teaching 
Renaissance studies and to help 
prepare him for his doctorate 
smdies in history. 

Daisy Conduah '06 completed 
a two-year medical post-bacca- 
laureate program, MEDPREP, at 
the Southern lUinois University 
School of Medicine. She will 
begin medical school this fall at 
the Boonshofl School of Medi- 
.cine at Wright State University in 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Abby Dnnlap '06— see 1990. 

Matt Hildebrand 'oiS is a 
special education liaison in 

Chelsea, Mass^aad is watteng 
on his roaster's degree St Boston 
University to specjal edacatton. 
He is also head a^ii vMi the 
Legends basi^all AAU pfogram, 

RJ Msttacd. '06 married Eew 
laifiha "©7, Aug. 30, aoo8. in 
Lebanon, Pa. R) is an accoorjttuit 
for PrlcewaterhouseCoopeis, 
and Kera is an accountant for 
Kearney & Company. They live 
in Tysons Comer, Va. Ttac«y 
Markow '07 and Andy Gilbert 
'06 were in the wedding party. 
Jennifer Evans *07, Mejpban 
Longhran 'o^ Kathryn Clark 
'07, Kendra Boyer '07. Justin 
Gushing 'o6> Matt Bowker 
'06, Brian Kaylor '04 and 
Dave Bloudi '04 attended the 
wedding. Professor of Account- 
ing Rick Davis and Assistant 
Professor of Accounting Barbara 
McElroy also were in attendance. 

Gillian Prince '06 married 
Joseph Szymanski III, Aug. 30, 
2008. In attendance were SU 
alumni Jen Mcllvanie 'o6> Brian 
Richards '06, Emma Moniz '04, 
Adam Rivera '05, John Terison 
'07, Evan Shuster '07, Dana 
Ward '07 and Chris Polclun '08. 

Erica Wright '06 was promoted 

to the position of directions 
operator with EA Worldwide in 
London, England. She has been 
with the company for more than 
three years and currently man- 
ages three offices in the United 
Kingdom. The firm plans to open 
seven more ofiS^es by the end 
of 2009. 


Angela Dippold '07 gradunlod 
from the University of South 
Florida with an M.S. in 
geology. She works for the 
Southwest Florida Water 
Management District 

Sylvia Grove '07 has been 
accepted to New York University 
in the Master of Arts program in 
French studies and journalism. 

updales lo ttw i\iii reporiei fw yflur 
year or to the 

Office of Atumni Relations 

Susquehanna University 
514 University Avenue 
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Alimmi Notes 


1. Cfaig Dyej '% married Jennifer Armson, Aug. 1. 2008, in Portage, Wis. Scon 
Tfumbauer '01 arid Bill Swiiala (SU women's volleyball coach) were in the wedding 
parly, and attendees included Glenn Lester '00, fdward Schweikert IV '95, Adam Hack- 
enberg '96 and Jennifer Boyer '01 Switala. Craig, a men's volleyball assistant coach 

at Penn State when the Niitany Lions captured the 2008 NCAA National Champion- 
ship, recently accepted an assistant coaching position with the Marquette University 
women's volleyball program in Milwaukee, Wis. 

2. Kelley Komela '9S married Dennis Shannon, Feb. 27, in North Wales, Pa. Kelley 
is employed by SDl Health, and Dennis is an executive chef for Euresl Dining Services. 
Pictured are, left to right, back row: Leigh Smythe '95 Merino, Melissa Garreth '94 Refer- 
mato, Ellen Balm '95 lorio and Ashley Smith '96 Christie: front row: Kelley and Dennis. 

3. laura Htdsson 'Ot married Jamie Chattenjuiy 26, 2008, at St. Ann'sRstnan 
Cattuilc Q\unii in Msnilus, N.V. A i^c^tton followed at Otiondags Golf and CouiiBy 
Gab. PIcJutsd are, (aft to rJgiit Jen Antoiick '01, Kimberly Bethea '01 TStabocchia, 
Oanleire Wenaff '01 DINoreda, Miise DiNorsda "01, Cliristine fc&er '01 Zlsa, Michael 

•SBjAll Hughes '01 Rossi, Joe Rossi '99, Erica Shivaiy '01 and Lauren Brovm '01. 
Laura and Jamie honeymooned In Europe and live ^n Washington, O.C. 

4. Lisa Palladino '02 iDandad Kevin Fumes, May 17, 2008^ in Avalon, I>{|.j!aumn! 
who attended were.Amy Harrington *02 Jezorwsfcl, Kelfy Wison '02 Bo^'fean.Maile 
Ysww 'G2Wi!indIer, Sara lyier '02 m^ Rachel ftilgW '02, Ertc ^teseis^m CM^ 
lftita3R8 '02, JD Mlabar '02, John Weindler '02, Erto Mook '92, John immn 'OX 
^maiW9''QA and My Kurtz '03. Uss Is a Idndergaiten teadier in tbeCtilanisl 
Sd»oI Obtrtitln l^moati Meekag, Pa. She just received te mastefs d^reeln 

5. Jenell Witkows 
at Commonwealth 
Stanley. Dave is a rr 
to right, back row: J 
Valerie Bodam '02 1 
'02, Kimberly Ander 
Timothy Frassinelli ' 
'02, Thomas Kay '0', 
Elizabeth Hedin '02 
Highton '02 Reed, I 

6. Stephen Beale 
Stephen is the assis 
live in Limerick, Pa. 

7. MefaijMcSes 
In Dmmm Pa,Pic 
Katie Mgar 
Bradley '0%MS^ 
'06, Lgiffen Smm 

8> SiacfZliinment 
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Alumni Notes 


1. Donna Di lanni 78, gloDal wealth management financial aovism a! Merrill Lyncn, 
was recognized as one of the top advisers in Colorado by Barron's Winner's Circle on 
the first "Ameiica's Top Advisors: Siate-by-State" list, which was published in the Feb. 7 
edrtion of Barron's magazine. 

2. John W. Wolfe '88 has been appointed the new chief financial officer of the 
American Philosophical Society (APS) in Philadelphia, taking over the position from 
another Susquehanna graduate, Carl F. Miller '55. The APS was founded by Benjamin 
Frankirn in 1743 "for the promotion of useful knowledge," It has a distinguished list 
of accomplished members past and present, including many of the Founding Fathers. 
Today the APS, which is located in Independence Park next to Independence Hall, 
includes a research library and a museum. It awards numerous research grants and 
fellowships each year. 

3. A group of Kappa Deltas from the Class of 1 991 gathered in Mystic, Conn. 
Pictured are, left to right: Megan McCutcheon Quigley, Lori Parker McManus, Peggy 
Wisniewski, Cindy Hamme Reichard, Laura Saalmueller Schilpp, Linda Hauptii Price 
and Vicky Wilt Stockman. 

4. Joined by tamiiy and friends, Mark Casazza '86, Craig Orr '86, lim Penney '85, 
Reed Starr '88. Dave Stanton '87, Vance Tomei '86 and Bill Walter '86 met for a 
reunion on May 24 at the Plain and Fancy Restaurant outside Lancaster. Pa., followed 
by an evening of bowling. The guys lived in a "mod" (modular house) on the hill 

at the far west end of campus between 1983 and 1 986. Pictured, left to right, are: 
Casazza, Penney, Yong "Sue" Yi, Debbie Casazza (seated], Orr, Linda Tomei, Molly 
Stanton, Walter (seated), Rachel Penney, Tomei (at rear), Mel-Lin Walter (seated), Jillian 
Penney. Ronme Penney, Starr (sealed), James Stanton (at rear), Grace Penney, Kimberly 
Stanton, Justin Tomei (standing on chair) and Stanton. 

5. SU women's basketball players gathered along with their spouses in July 2008. 
Pictured are, lett to right, seated: Sieve Taylor '90, Marianne Rosini '95 Taylor, Yvonne 
Young '94 Esworthy and Krislie Maravalli '93; standing: Dina Fornataro '98 Healey, Jen 
Winters '92 Zeitz, Alison Hepler '95 Wolfgang, Mark Hribar (former coach), Jeff Young '94 
and Becky Page '94 Young. 

6. Robert M. Joppa '98 graduated from The George Washington University on May 
1 7 with an master's degree in business adminslration in international business and 
marketing. Pictured are, left to right: Lindsay and Alice Jackson, Glenn Joppa, David 
Joppa, Judith Joppa, Robert, Holly Maxwell-O'Reilly '94, John O'Reilly '98, Jeremy 
and Marilda Ramont, Jennifer McGonigle-Ramont '95 and Brian Jackson. 


More than 90 years after graduating, Eva Herman is giving a current student the 
opportunity to fulfill her dreams at Susquehanna University. 

Herman established an endowed scholarship through her estate in memory of her 
brother, Murray (pictured), from the Class of 1901, ensuring that her legacy and her 
brother's would live in perpetuity. This year, the scholarship is benefiting Lauren 
Cataldi '12, a psychology major from Port Trevorton, Pa. 

"This scholarship gives me much more than an education or a college experience. It's giving 
me the opportunity to become the person I know I can be with the support of the Susquehanna University 
family," says Cataldi. 

With thoughtful planning, Herman was able to make an impact on the lives of Susquehanna students nearly 
100 years after her own matriculation. Susquehanna University can ensure that your legacy makes a similar impact 
in the decades and centuries to come. For more information, please contact Kimberly Andretta at 800-353-7970 
ext. 4042 or andrett a@su sQ . ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^g ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B 


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Summer 2009 • Susquehanna Currents ■ 45 


Regional Chapter Executive Board Luncheon 

Regional Chaptei officers gaxheieti on campus during Spring fling to brainstorm ideas and share news aboot their respective chapters. There were two to three representatives 
from each region. Officers heard from Sara Kirkland, executive vice president of administration and planning. New logos and invitations were unveiled by the Office of Com- 
munications, and representatives from the Office of Admissions spoke about the Alumni and Parent Admissions Netwofk. Officers talked about ways to engage more volunteers 

,V]li lllill/P «)rial nctwnrl: inr I Slip". 

New for 2009-10 

Look for chapter aaivity to begin in central New Jersey and Boston. If you live in either of these areas and would like to volunteer with a new regional chapter, please eontaa 
Kristin Vought '07. assistant director of alumni relations, at 


Calling all New York alumnii Your alumm cfiapter has held a couple of successful 
events during the past year, and the leaders would like to engage a broader group 
in the planning of activities. If you would like to get involved, please contact Anne 
Stankiewicz '06, chapter president, at 

loin the NYC chapter on Facebook and LinkecJIn. Go to and click 
on the NYC regional chapter page to find links to these social networking sites. 


Chapter News 


T3» Es^S^^smi Chaptsi: had a great UdM event at the Appalachiai) towbtg 
•OS^iirtisB 12. AlsjiiiriJ.from tfie rejton .enjoyed goodfood and llbaflons\»4iiie Jeaffi- 
ing how to develop tt>e djapw and toinstoimfBg possi&la wenis. ChapasriPresidert 
Gedd Schweikert '95 spoke about the tfSfarent v«^te get iwolved axj tatroduoed 

the executive board. 

Central PA alumm, family and friends gathered at Ivletro Bank Park on Aug. 30 for 
a picnic and a Harrisburg Senators baseball game. 



The Philadelphia Alumm Chapter field tvc " " ' 

at the Gieat American Pub in Conshc-hsrj 

introduced and regional alumni coi 

the chapter gathered with current : 

against the Milwaukee Bucks. The group minglei; 

the AT&T Pavilion. 

aek later, 

K.^d befoie ihegdme at 

Check out the Philadelphia cfiapter blog at 
'!(MWi»ftBt«!|raffl:fojfl.-: : Champions 


The Washtngton, 0,C, ^apter hosted a youf^-alifflonl event atthe lCSoeet*Wimg6 
In May;',W6mbai»gfthe cia5ses,of1S,99-20Q.9 gathered for food/donlcs ant/ttn— 
including door prizes and a slide show featuring submitted photos from attendees' 
years at Susquehanna. , 

Capitalizing on Your Connections, a career necwi s a great 

success. Alumni had the opportunity to get to know more members of the SU family 
living in the O.C. area. The Hon. Chris Carney (D-PA) spoke briefly to alumni,' and 
Brenda Fabian, direaor of career seivices, spoke about the economy and career 
services. Other SU representatives included Associate Professor of Theatre Erik Viker 
and Professor of Accounting Jerrell Habegger, who holds the Allen C. Tressler Chair 
in Accounting and heads the departments of Management and Accounting and 
Information Systems. 


The Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter held its organizational mee^ng on July 28 with 
area alumni. To get involved, please contact the Office of Alumni Relanons at 

The chapter held its second event at a Pittsburgh Pirates game on June 2. Chris 
Markle, direaor of admissions, attended and spoke to chapter members about 
campus developments and admissions. 

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Anne Slanklewia '06, president of the New York City Alumni Chapter, and Ben Plum '05, vice president of the chapter, at the all-alumni dinner during Spring Fling Weekend in June 
/ Pictured, left to right, are Larry Skinner '64, Krislen Evans-Waughen '92, Gedd Schweikert '95, Stacy Koppenhaver '92 and Amy Skinner '93 at the Appalactiian Brewing Co. 
^ ^ Pictured, left to right, are Allison Hartman 'OS, Christine Gunther '05 and Kristin Johnson '05 at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken 

Y/ Pictured, left to right, are Washington, O.C, chapter board members Kathryn Clark '07, Amanda Colton '06, RJ Martucci '06, Shannon Ehret '05, Tracy Januni '07, Kera Martucci '07 
^ , ^nd Krista Lundberg '06 at K Street Lounge 

y Kevin Bordlemay '06 and Betty Charles '68 at the career networking event 
^ / AddieFalger'04andOougBoedeker'92atCapitalizingonyourConne«ions 
'/ Dehkonii Paelay '05 and lerry Habegger at the career networking event 
/ Lynn Burke '03, secretary of the Central PA chapter, at the executive board luncheon during Spring Fling Weekend 




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48 • Susquehanna Currents • Summer 2009 

1.- 1969 graduates Richard "Kck" Janes, Dave Johnson, Ingrid Davidsen, Jim Brown 
and Bob Ray reunited at Spring Fling. 

2. Ben Plum '05, vice president of the New York City Alumni Oiapter, met with 
other chapter leaders at the regional chapter executive board retreat held during 
Spring Fling Weekend. , 

3. Mr. and Mrs.Peter Dunham '81 visited.with fonner faculty member Jim Steffy. 

4. Dave Lightcap attended the WQSU Reunion with his wife, Bonnie Eiker 70 Lightcapi, 
5* Jeff Neidert '05. and Heather Nober '07 enjoyedanatl-alumni dinner. . 

6. M. Andy Nagy '08, Lpin Hassinger '57 Askew, and Brian '02 and Amy Ely '01 Bush 
met for a reunion of past Volunteer of the Year Award winners, ■ 

7. Jim Peters '49 and Rfs wife, Peggy, raised their glasses in celebration of 
Spring Fling Weekend. 

I. Jeff Fishbein '94 served as emcee of the WQSU reunion. 

Summer 2009 • Susquehanna Currents • 49 


Spring 2009 

In the article Coing Global: 

Building Blocks of a 21 it Century 

Education, Margaret Peeler 

was Incorrectly identified 

as an associate professor of 

biology. Her correct title is 

professor of biology. 

In the article SU Sporii: A Family 

Affair, Greg Hal<lar's last name 

was incorrectly spelled Marker 

in a photo caption. 

Bkndie Stanffer "29 Keeny, Spartanburg, 
S.C> Feb. 26. She taught high school Bi^sh 
and coached dramatics. She was active in tm 
church, Christ Lutheran Chu)Ech, York. Pa-, 
teadiii^ its krgest Siindt^ sdiool dass, With 
more than 100 membeis. She was a member c^ 
Che dtuich ccnutdl and a lay i«ai^ asd s«t^d 
&s pciestd«nt cif &ui sB^m grooj^ ite "K^sf^- 
ers." Slffi is sarviyed Iff a cotuln. Jam Siildte 
Wts^bnam, aad a gt;su»lsoa-in-iaw; ISevia 
Stuope'i^. ' 

liiazf hmdirn'M I^usdO, Williarraport pa., 
ik>v,W. She received a jmastK ofiirts de^e 
&om the BeBa^lvai:^^ State UoNr^tjr in 
lS|7aod stadfed fiirtJssr at Chawamiiua Idsti- 
liatQiiSdtteKiI of Musis,tbe JallEiaid Sehool of 
Mfssiciaiid lb« laistJitsDi School of Mttsic. Her 
remaricable 62-year career as a music teacher 
began at Lycoming College in 1936. Upon lier 
retirement as associate professor of music in 
I y7H, she was named associate professor of 
music emeritus but continued at tlic college 
as a part-time piano teacher until 199S. She 
taught piano privately in her home until 200Si 

Marcella Chaya '36 Turnbach, Shippensburg, 
I'a., .April 4. She earned a Ma.stcr of Arts degree 
at the Teachers Clollege of Columbia University 

in 1940. Mimting'&iJkge, slss laught oeuisfe at 
Hazletot) High Schod. After her mmis^ to 
the Rev. Edward Ibnibadi in 193S, sle wiMked 
pfofisssionaUyas an organist and choir director 
at St. Paul's Lutheran Chturdi inJEaston. While 
to Eastofl, she was a tnember of lie Americaa 
Association of Univereity Woiaen, aftd senred as 
chapter presideist forafear. 

bi 1952, she and her husband taoved 
to "nrinlty Liitheran Church in Sdiptsgrove, 
wher« she again directed the church choirs. 
ProHJ 1956 to 19S8, she taugjjt second grade 
in HunKBeTsWharf. Her activities there in- 
cluded voliuiteer wodt with the Susquehanna 
University Auxiliary as well as Biany church 
and chriB groups. 

to 1958, S»e Ibmbaciis Hioved to ^ppieiis- 
burg, where lev. Turnbach aiBweied a call to 
be pastor at Memorial Luthefan Church. Mrs. 
Thrnbach served as director of musiCi In 1970, 
she began work in the acquisifioias section 
of the ShiRpensbutg State Univssiiy Librar;^ 
ftom which she retired to 1982. la Shippensr 
burg, she v«is a member of flie Civic 0ub and 
the Historical Society. 

On her 9 Jst birthday, she re<M^ed a eita? 
tlon from the House of Kepresentati^es of 
the Commonwealth of Pemssylvaiila for her 
contiabutions to &e well-being of oBxersand 
to the enrichment and betterment ©.fsute* 
ceedmg generations. 

Horace A, KsnflimaiJ '40, Litltz, Pa., fdb. 6. 
He worked as an engineering manager at 
RCA for 25 years. He retfred as the direGlor 
of pkaning at Community Hospital He also 
worked on the Manhattan Project at DuPont 
and was a professor at Eteabethtown College 
and Susquehfflina Universtty. Me also teu|^ 
at New CtiniberlaiEid and Doylesto>wn high 
s4ioals» He Is stjrvived by his son, Bsrry 

liU^alMii .tene^^BeFX7L^«bt%<^rtoQ, 
HJ., Ap*^ *• Among herri&tfee* who:gEiadu- 
atiedSonx SusqiieJiaanaarebusbaQdJciJin 
R. Le«dbi '47, who was «n StJ music faculty 
meittber ftom 1950 to 1959; the late DcKnald 
R, LeaCh '46; Clayton E. Lea^b *56; Indian 
Sodth '5-4 Leach; Clayton E. leaste JH '82; 
and SasBttCKne Leaiisli -i4 JMo^wskt 

George Jk- Coopief *#, Simsbmy, Conru 0ec. 
17. He hadL resided to Sifflsbuiysinee 1?55. He 
served, ill the U,S. Army as aninfefitry ser- 
isEnfihfotigfaout Europe from 1942 to IM^> 
baaing, Qa:e;ltonzeSiar for briK^iery in the 

' '©Mieil' COKJiiAj t>r W, fms,h.e. reflred as 
second viG« president of group pensions to 
1989. He also worked as flie administrator of 
tieState of Comjeotieut Gaming Commfi!- 
siion fijr odue yeSf $. He bad donated more 
than 10 gallons of bloodto the American Red 
Cross. George was a volunteer policeman m 
Simsbury for many years. 

lOswn Bfeeirt '4SBergstEes»ier, Sepit, 17. She 
was m EngUsh teadier who taught fisr many 
years at Perkiomen Wley Middle School 
md contifflued tutoring students durtag her 
retiremettt. Dawn and her late husbandj the 
Rev. John Benjamto Bergstresser, were found- 
ing members of FreedOfiv Cturch. Following 
her husband's death to 19^, Uawn confflnoed 
her pivotal role at Freedom as 'pastori y0e" 
compl^&»g all those tasb necessary to keep a 
church running SBttooflily, In sdfittlfen; to her 
chureh work and tutoring, Dawn was 
an active member of the Conversation 
Qub of KoiTistown. 

Lois Renfe* '52, RodwilJe, Md,i Kay 12. 

TbgsSm. ISawlid'VisJk 'SJ^^^i*!! 16, Allen- 
tOWn, ;^ I>urli^his 40 )¥«© of actlye parish 
nanistey, he served ass pastor for diree parish^. 
Qmm hiibL&tm ChurA, Perth Araboyt U.U 
1970-1^$^ GraogilattheranChtirGh, Fr^fetd, 
NiJ, IS^SS- 1970; and FiistLtttheran Qmdx, 
"Waidbwi Pa.» 1S60-1M5. He also served as 
assi^ant pastorat Zion Lgljheian Church. Sun^ 

Siisc|uehaniia Currents ■ Summiuj 2009 

bury. Pa., from 1955 to 1960. Volk served on 
many committees and boards for numerous 
Lutheran agencies in the Centra] Pennsyl- 
vania and New Jersey synods. For more 
than 10 years, he served as cluster counselor 
for 15 congregations in the Raritan Mission 
Cluster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church 
in America-New Jersey Synod. He was a 
pastor-supervisor for interns and field work 
seminary students while at Grace Lutheran 
Church in Perth Amboy. 

Volk was actively involved 'm bettering the 
communities in whkTi he Uved through v/ork 
with the Salvation Army. He also served on 
committees and boards for the Raritan Bay 
Medical Center and the Y.M.C.A. Volk iiras 
devoted to community service and received 
many citations and honors during his active 
ministry, including those from the New Jersey 
State Senate, the cities of Perth Amboy and 
Woodbridge, the Salvation Army, the Raritan 
Bay Medical Center and the Perth Amboy 
Kiwanls Club. 

Volk was also dedicated to promoting 
clergy cooperation among the Christian and 
Hebrew communities. In retirement, he con- 
tinued this effort as an active member of the 
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding 
at Muhlenberg College. 

Volk had a lifelong passion for travelijig. 
For 30 years he and his wife, Carotyn, served 
as tour hosts. He led tour groups to nearly 60 
countries in Africa, Asia, die Caribbean, Cen- 
tral America, Europe, the Middle East, North 
America, South America and th6 South Pa- 
cific. He also participated in Lutheran World 
Relief Study Tours to India and East Africa 
and was a member of its speakers bureau. 

After retiring from active ministry in 1995, 
VoUc and his wife moved to Allentown to be 
near their handicapped daughter, Krista, who 
is a resident at the Good Shepherd Home. He 
was vice president of the Raker Center Fam- 
ily Council JExecutive Committee and was 
dedicated to the mission and advancement of 
Good Shepherd. Volk was a member of the 
Gtttysbuj^ Seminary Alumni Council and 
liaison to the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary. 
He was also a member of the Accessibility 
Ministry Tfeam of the Southeast Pennsylva- 
nia Synod and delivered Meals On Wheels. 
In addition, he was an active member of St 
Timothy's Lutheran Church in AJlentpwn, 
where he served as chair of the Memorial 
Committee and sang in the choir. He enjoyed 
many activities with the Seniors Group of 
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Emmaus, and 
was a member of the Institute for Learning in 
Retirement and the Allentown Y.M,C.A. He is 
survived by his son, Paul Volk "88. 

Louis J. HeLnze '58, March 4, Westmont, 
Pa. Louis served in the Army. He retired 
as a teacher and athletic director with the 
Richland School District, having previously 
served as principal and assistant principal. 
"King Louie," as he was affectionately knovm 
by the many students he came into contact 
with while at Richland, also be|pn "Ram 
Power" at the school, and was instrumental 
in introducing several sports, including 
swimming and volleyball. He was a propo- 
nent for girls sports, insisting on parity. 

Roy C. Regel '62, March 5, 2008. Milton. Pa. 
He served in the Air Force, based in Tlirkey. 
FoUovring his disdiarge, he worked for the 
federal goverimient at the Nafional Security 
Agency in Fort Meade, Md. He retired after 
34 years, moving with his wife to Benders- 
vaie. He was scheduled to receive recognition 
as an honorary lifetime member of the Bend- 
ersville Fire Company. He sang in the church 
choir and enjoyed working at church dinners, 
and also served on the pastoral search com- 
mittee. For the past seven years, Roy was 
employed in the produce department at the 
Weis Market in Lewisburg. He was a licensed 
E.M.T. and enjoyed traveling. 

Peter HoWen '66, Gofl&town, N.H., Feb. 9, 
2008. He was a -violinist in Sal Princiotti's 
Youth Symphony during his school years 
and played at Carnegie Hall, He worked in 
the research department of The Economist 
magazine in London for several years. One 
of his significant assignments was as research 
consultant for lie scholarly Economist Atlas 
of the Nev; Europe. His former colleagues 
at the magazine honored his memory with 
ceremonies at their London headquarters. He 
traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. 

James Buchanan Wagner '67, Prince George, 
Va., April 6. Jim was the owner of MAACO 
Auto Body and Paint in Petersburg and was 
an elder in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., 
serving in several positions and teaching the 
adult Sunday school class. 

George Freemen "70, Northumberland. Pa., 
March 22. He was a staff auditor for the 
Department of Defense, Internal Review and 
Audit Compliance Department, at Aberdeen 
Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md., serving in 
the same department for 37 years until his re- 
tirement in JFebruary 20OS. A loyal volunteer, 
he worked for many years at the pharmacy of 
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, 
Md., where he lived, logging almost 8,000 
hours of volunteer service. 

Ltoda Kauffiown 11 Moyer, Strasburg, Pa^ 
Nov. 24. Moyer was a reading and English 
teacher in the Pequea Valley School District 
for 35 years, most recently serving as chair 
of the English department She ako served 
as junior class adviser for 25 years. She 'is 
survived by her husband. Aim Moyw VQ. 
and nie«, Brttany Hufisni^e 'OS. 

David K. Wiot '.S7. McJuiu.slHiri;, I'.i., 

Vvoniii; Vouiig '94 E.snorthy, i l.iri isIhuj;, 
I'a., .April 29. YvniiiR' \\.is .i i;i'nllo, iiili'lliiji'nl, 
be.uililiil woiiLin who \v.i!- linoil In all Slii.- 
was most proud of being a motiier to her son, 
Eric, and loving wife to her husband, Scott, 
She was a member of Dree of Life Lutheran 
Church, where she vras the chair of the 
Finance Committee' suttd active with Vacation 
Bible School. She yns a founding member of 
Family Promise of Harrishorg, a charity to 
help the homeless. She vns active in the fi^t 
against breast cancer and recently waDted 
m the Susan G. Koroen Three Day Wttlk In 

She became the chief financiai officer of 
Mifflinhurg Bank and Trust Co. at age 26 and 
helped guide the company for more than sev- 
en years. She graduated at the top of her class 
from Troy High School and graduated magna 
cum laude from Susquehanna University. She 
played basketball at Troy High School and is 
still the only player, male or female, in school 
history to have scored 1,000 points and have 
1,000 rebounds. She continued her athletic 
career at Susquehanna University, where she 
played basketball for four years. 

Running was a big part of her life. She loved 
to run for exercise and ran the Harrisburg 
marathon in 2000. She was an avid gardener 
and scrapbooker, and enjoyed spending time 
with her many friends and ferally, who re- 
member her as a person who made everyone 
smile when she entered a room. 

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End Notes 

Jumping Headfirst Into the Adventure of Learning 

By Lynn E. Palermo, Associate Professor of French 

S«ek adventure in learning 
and in lifel this is my 
motto both in and out 
of the ciassroona. As an 
undergraduate, I lived these 
words fully, choosing courses 
that piqued my interest and 
letting ray major take care 
of itseE They echoed in my 
mind during my semester 
abroad in Strasbou%, France, 
when I tied a blanket to 
my knapsack, crossed into 
Germany, and hiked through 
newly plowed fields from one 
church steeple to another 
with no destination in mind. 
These words later took me 
back to France for a year with nothing but a backpack, an 
open calendar, and a desire to return home with a deeper 
understanding of the French people and their language. 

My stories of harvesting grapes, helping to restore a 13th- 
century monastery, and laboring on a sheep and chicken farm 
are familiar to my students because these experiences gave me 
insight into French and American culture— and into myself. 
Specifically, I learned that when I dive into a new situation, 
no matter how disorienting, I will almost always swim. This 
is what I ultimately strive to teach, for knowing that you are 
capable of rolling with the unfamiliar frees you to embrace 
the new experiences that will let you grow. 

Recently, finding myself with a regular salary, a dependable 
car and even a house in the suburbs, 1 began to wonder if 
I was still living my own philosophy. Though I'd continued 
with the French play (my annual classroom adventure) and 
experimented with mounting an art exhibition in the Lore 
Degenstein Gallery in collaboration with my Women in 
Postwar France students, I began to feel staid and, consequently, 
a little hypocritical. When had I last really stretched myself? 
I decided to shake up my existence. 
First, I played a small part in the theatre department's 
production of Our Town. Though I'd directed the French play 
for years, I had never actually been in a play. I'd never tried 
to envision the character behind the dialogue and play it 
convincingly. It was an excruciating reminder of how unsettling 
it is to feel inept. But when the curtain rose on opening night. 

I realized that we had created an imaginary universe for the 
audience. I was thrilled to be part of that gift and to have 
watched tlie production naature. I also gained perspectives 
and learned acting techniques that I carried back to the 
French play produetiotL 

This spring, I played a role in The Vagina Monologues. 
Despite my initial panic, I was grateful to the women who had 
persuaded me to take part in their student-run production. 
Their commitment to and passion for an event that carries no 
course credit or other tangible reward inspired me as much 
as their moving performance. In addition, I was able to watch 
them collaborate outside the classroom, share ideas, and 
critique and encourage one another toward a finished product, 
which gave me new ideas for managing the group projects 
in my courses. 

In January, the SU CASA service-learning trip to Costa Rica 
and Nicaragua stretched me in other ways. More accustomed 
to linguistic and cultural dislocation, I felt better equipped for 
this adventure. Yet, upon arrival, I was paralyzed before the 
tsunami of unintelligible language, and my "utterances" were 
limited to a nod or shake of the head. After a couple days, I 
could understand the gist of conversations but still hesitated 
to talk for fear of embarrassment. Finally, a visceral need to 
communicate drove me to speak using any means necessary, 
including massacring the Spanish language by ignoring verb 
forms, gender and agreement, and sprinkling in Itahan, French 
or English^whatever worked— then spicing the whole mess 
with oversized gestures. It was a breakthrough. Having shoved 
inhibition aside, I was free to learn, make mistakes and laugh at 
them. In short, I had plunged in and was beginning to swim. 

These experiences have made me keenly aware that 
disorientation is a critical juncture in the learning process, for 
feeling lost signals that things are not as we'd presumed. When 
we find ourselves in this uncomfortable place, we have a choicer 
We can turn inward to find comfort in familiar "certainties," or 
we can look outward to grapple with new ideas, knowledge and 
worldviews, understanding that they may lead us to question 
those same "certainties." 

An important part of my role as a teacher is to design 
courses that help students increase their tolerance for this 
disorientation. I want them to resist the natural impulse to 
retreat and, instead, persist in extending themselves outward to 
become fearless actors in their own learning. Meanwhile, I will 
continue my own plunge into the unfamiliar in pursuit of new 
understanding that will enrich me and my classroom. — 

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